Apple Pie Spice Latte Recipe

Apple Pie Spice Latte for the chilly fall mornings or afternoons. So much better because made in your own kitchen!

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There are many things I look forward to this fall season: apples, pumpkins, brown, red and orange leaves on the lawn, chilly mornings, plaid throws, TV shows, seasonal Yankee Candles and so much more.

Chilly mornings require a good coffee. Better yet, a latte. Like this Apple Pie Spice Latte.

I will take apples before pumpkins any day. I just love love love them! I have a trip planned to our local orchard for apple picking and I think I am more excited than my kids! icon smile Apple Pie Spice Latte Recipe I could have baskets and baskets of apples filling my kitchen and I would be totally happy!

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I had this idea of Apple Pie Spice Latte in my head, since all the latte recipes started flowing all over Pinterest and appearing on my favorite food blogs. And since Pumpkin Spice Latte has been done and shared already, I thought that this one could be the next great latte idea. I hope you will agree!

The syrup that is the base for this latte comes from the RecipeGirl cookbook. It’s a cider syrup for Lori’s Apple-Bacon Waffles (which by the way sound absolutely amazing and I need to make them soon!). I loved the idea of a homemade syrup I could use when I am out of the maple kind and I saved the recipe. Turns out it’s perfect for this latte! And so incredibly easy to make!

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Yields 1 serving (11oz.)

Apple Pie Spice Latte Recipe

Apple Pie Spice Latte for the chilly fall mornings or afternoons. So much better because made in your own kitchen! recipe: original recipe for the Apple Pie Spice Syrup slightly adapted from the RecipeGirl cookbook

15 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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    for the latte:
  • 1 to 2 shots of espresso (or 1/4 c to 1/2 c freshly brewed coffee)
  • 1 c milk, steamed
  • 5 Tbsp Apple Pie Spice Syrup (recipe follows)
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • dash of ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon (optional)
  • for the Apple Pie Spice Syrup:
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 c apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter


    to make the Apple Pie Spice Syrup:
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
  2. Whisk in apple juice and lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium heat, until boils and thickens.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Whisk in the butter.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Store in a jar with lid for up to a week.
  8. to make the latte:
  9. Pour 5 tablespoons of the Apple Pie Spice Syrup into your mug.
  10. Top with espresso.
  11. Top with steamed milk.
  12. Garnish with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.
  13. Serve immediately.


The syrup is not only great for lattes but also a perfect subtitute for maple syrup on pancakes!

Have you been apple picking already this season?


  1. The Food Hound says

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. This is SUCH a cool idea! I’m so stuck on hot chocolate (homemade) as my hot winter breakfast beverage of choice and i need to break out of my rut. Can’t think of a better way- these look AWESOME! Perfect for a brunch party, too!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, Anna, I’m totally with you! Give me apples any day. So happy to see an apple spice latte, I’m feeling a little sensory overload from all the pumpkin recipes out there… not that I’m not a complete hypocrite, I will be posting a couple pumpkin recipes in the not-so-distant future ;) Love this idea; can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says

    Yes! This is what I need on chilly fall mornings. Love the Apple Pie Spice Syrup! Thanks for sharing, Anna. Will pin to several boards at Pinterest! xo

  4. Kate@Diethood says

    YES YES YES!!! This is a fantastic idea!! I am printing this and making it at the top o’ the mornin’!

  5. says

    Anna, you *have* to stop!!! My yoga pants feel tighter just looking at your recipes, but I can’t wait to try this. I am definitely more of an apple person than a pumpkin person so this looks like an excellent fall treat!

  6. Loverofanythingchocolate says


    How many cups/tbsp does the apple pie spice syrup make??

    Because I don’t want a whole big amount leftover, I just want enough for this recipe.

    By the way, I’m not being picky(I know this was an accident you made), but you accidentally typed ‘butter’ instead of ‘better’ in the second line above the very first picture.


    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Hi there! I guess I should have included it in the recipe… The recipe makes just slightly more than 1 cup of syrup. And like I said in the notes, you can use it on pancakes or waffles. It’s fabulous!