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.
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.