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A question about a recipe: Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie

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I have a question about the recipe "Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie" from mrslarkin. Cinnamon gives me migraines. Is there something I can substitute for it, or am I better off just leaving it out?

asked by Westcoasty almost 4 years ago

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Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 4 years ago

I think a little nutmeg or allspice would be nice. I would use 1/4 the amount because they are pungent and you are changing the flavor. Leaving it out will work as well, but I would increase or
add vanilla for a depth of flavor.

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Westcoasty
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks so much, Susan! I will experiment.

mrslarkin
added almost 4 years ago

Cardamom would also be a nice spice addition. Enjoy!

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Westcoasty
added almost 4 years ago

I confess I have never used cardamom in my cooking! I will have to try it. Thanks, MrsLarkin!

ATG117
added almost 4 years ago

Leaving it out would be fine, too, but I agree with the suggestions below.

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Westcoasty
added almost 4 years ago

Thank you, good to know!

rengahan
added almost 4 years ago

Allspice and ginger go nicely with apples. Also a hint of vanilla, lemon, and saffron would be good.

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Westcoasty
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks, Rengahan - I see a lot of experiments in my future! :-)

HalfPint
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added almost 4 years ago

Ginger root is really good with apple pie too.

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Westcoasty
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks, HalfPint - I see your MVP win is well-earned. :-) Any suggestions on how much ginger root to use with this recipe?

babytiger
added almost 4 years ago

I'm not a big fan of cinnamon. So I use vanilla, sometimes with some lemon zest, in apple desserts.

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