A good recipe for homemade apple pie spice consists of 1/4 cup ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground allspice, 2 teaspoons nutmeg, 2 teaspoons ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom. The spice blend is good for flavoring sweets like apple pie.Continue Reading
Naturally, apple pie spice is commonly used for making apple pie. The Food Network has a recipe for deep dish apple pie that calls for the same spices, or using 1.5 teaspoons of premade apple pie spice. This recipe calls for making a crust out of 12 tablespoons of very cold butter and 1/3 cup of very cold vegetable shortening as well as 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar and 8 tablespoons ice water.
To make the crust, dice the butter. Prepare the flour mixture by combining the flour, salt and sugar. Pulse the flour mixture in a food processor with the butter and shortening, and then pour in the ice water until a dough forms. Roll this out into two crusts, placing one in a greased deep dish.
For the filling, core and quarter 4 pounds of apples, and cut these slices into thirds. Add orange and lemon zest as well as 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Combine with 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and the apple pie spice.
Pour the filling into the deep dish, and cover with the second crust. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.Learn more about Cooking