Apple Pie Seasoning

Apple pie seasoning combined with apples in pies, turnovers and other apple desserts such as apple cakes, strudels, dumplings and tarts make such desserts some of our favorite sweets. Apple pie has been considered an American dessert since about the 1800s, but apple pie didn’t originate in America, apples did not even exist in America before the arrival of the first pilgrims who first brought apple seeds to the new world in about 1620.

There are different types of apples used in apple pies depending upon the taste that is desired in the pie. For sweet apple pies there is an apple called golden delicious, but many persons like pies that are tart in taste, for these apples such as granny smith apples, and for others a combination of granny smith and golden delicious apples make the best pies. Apple Pie Spice Recipe

¼ cup ground cinnamon

4 teaspoons ground allspice

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons ground mace

1 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. The mixture makes about ½ cup. To make a larger amount for storage increase the measurements of the ingredients.

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For some great sections on herbs and spices some great references are:

• The Spice and Herb Bible – Second Edition by Ian Hemphill with recipes by Kate Hemphill

• Field Guide to Herbs & Spices by Aliza Green

• Herbs & Spices – the cook’s reference by Jill Norman

• The Contemporary Encyclopedia of Herbs & Spices – Seasonings For The Global Kitchen by Tony Hill

• Cajun Clark’s Cookbooks

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