Pumpkin VS Apple Spice & the intricacies of Autumn flavor

The contenders: Apple VS Pumpkin- what we have here is a showdown of similarities.

The ingredients are similar between these sister spice blends but the result is distinct. When it comes to the flavors of Autumn it is all in how you mix it.

Your Autumn Spice Guide

Pumpkin Spice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Apple Spice
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground allspice
**frequently you can find ginger and/or cardamom added**

Chai Spice
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground cardamom
2 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ground allspice
6 tsp. ground ginger

I observed there are many variations of apple pie spice and chai. In contrast the pumpkin spice blend seems to be almost unanimously agreed upon. If you are obsessed with the flavors of Fall then I recommend you consider buying the whole spices and blending them yourself. Store in small jars. Imagine how much better the fresh blend will taste!

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