Apple Pie Spice
If you ever want to scent your home, toss a bit of this in boiling water; it will act like a potpourri.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 4 TABLESPOONS
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Place all ingredients in a jar; cover tightly and shake well to mix.
Store in airtight container in cool, dark location.
Pie in Your Eye
Pie as we know it today didn’t really come into common use until a few hundred years ago, when sugar became readily available. The first recipe for a modern apple pie with quince, butter, saffron, eggs, and ginger appeared in the sixteenth century, and the first American recipes for apple pie came out in 1796.