Last night, I found myself making a pumpkin pie and realized I was out of cinnamon AND nutmeg and had no premixed pumkin pie spice. Not wanting to run to the store, I rummaged through my spice cabinet in search of alternatives and found Chinese 5 spice blend.
Chinese 5 spice blend contains Star Anise, Fennel, Cinnamon, Cloves and Pepper. It gave an interesting spicy flavor to the pie which offset the sweetness.
Jess in Oregon
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By Kerry Browning 01/08/2009
And it tastes great in apple cake too.
By yankeedog (Guest Post)01/08/2009
Absolutely, and Five Spice is great on rice pudding too.
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