If the absence of apple pie spice for a recipe, blend 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon of allspice. Add a pinch each of clove, ginger and cardamom to taste.
To make a batch of apple pie spice for future use, blend 1/4 cup cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of allspice, 2 teaspoons of ginger and 2 teaspoons of nutmeg. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger, clove, cardamom or all three spices, if desired. Store the homemade spice blend in a jar with a tight lid for optimal freshness. Apple pie spice can be used to boost the flavor of coffee, cookies, fruit salad or French toast.