spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

spice blend: apple pumpkin pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the missing chromosome – “pumpkin pie spice” or “apple pie spice” – secret’s out – spice blends aren’t some mystery concoction bottled by those of higher intelligence. Let’s face it – we’re just as clever as those sequestered until they come up with the secret formula. How clever? Well,  shut the kitchen door, open a few bottles and make up your own. It’s your blend, you’re in charge of what’s in it – and when it comes to spice blends – there’s no end in sight! Herbs will have to wait another day …

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So consider this the first of many mixes – without even thinking, I can think of dozens of combinations headed for just as many dishes, so stay tuned to take your flavour makers to a whole new hangout – in your  kitchen, on flavour street, just as you pull into flavour town! Next mixer coming soon … stay tuned …

click here to jump down to the pumpkin apple pie spice blend recipe

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1. Start measuring – cinnamon down in a bowl.

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2. Followed by ground ginger which really brings that pumpkin apple pie thing to life.

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3. Allspice is next.

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4. Wouldn’t be the same without cloves.

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5. Cardamom is next.

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6. Nutmeg is a must – and it’s much cheaper & fresher to grate/grind it yourself.

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7. Now all you got to do is bring it together.

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8. Just like this.

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9. It might be an idea to sift it into a jar for maximum mixing.

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10. Keep tapping it through a sieve until the bowl is empty.

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11. Nice and all mixed up and I wish you could smell what I’m smelling right now!

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12. And a final thought – I filled this little jar so I could sprinkle this on anything  – buttery popcorn, pancakes or waffles, oatmeal, ice cream, cereal, fruit, sweet potatoes, pork, chicken … I could go on and on, but I won’t ’cause you could sprinkle this on just about anything!

One Response to spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie
  1. Neel
    October 15, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    Thanks you for this lovely lovely spice blend recipe and the creative section. This such an awesome way to impress guests with minimal effort! 🙂

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