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What are the typical ingredients in apple pie spice mix?

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The typical ingredients for apple pie spice are cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, while some recipes also call for allspice and ginger. For the simplest recipe, combine 4 teaspoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of cardamom. Another recipe calls for mixing together 1/4 cup of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of allspice, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, 2 teaspoons of ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom. Store the spice mix in an airtight container.

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Apple pie spice is typically used to make apple pie or other apple desserts, but it can also be used in recipes, such as a mixed green salad with apple pie vinaigrette. To make the apple pie vinaigrette for the salad, combine 1/4 cup of apple cider, 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the apple pie spice mix. Add in 1/4 cup of olive oil gradually with a whisk until all ingredients are well-combined.

To make the salad to go with the apple pie vinaigrette, start by covering a thinly sliced apple in water and adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add the drained apples to a mixture of 8 cups of mixed salad greens, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese strips and 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. Top the salad with glazed walnuts, which can be made by combining sugar, apple pie spice, salt, an egg white, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 3 cups halved walnuts, and baking for one hour at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

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