Which herbs and spices go with Apples, Pumpkins and Mushrooms?

November 5, 2007


The spice most people would associate with apples is cinnamon when making baked, stewed apples or apple pie. However there are many more spices and herbs that also taste great with apples, here are just a few:

Sage, lemon balm, bergamot

Cloves, vanilla, caraway, coriander seeds, cardamom, lovage seeds, allspice and pepper


Mushrooms and garlic are a common and delicious combination, but you could also try the following:

Lemon verbena, lemon balm, oregano and marjoram, rosemary and thyme.


Coriander seed, kaffir lime, tamarind, saffron, lovage seed, pepper (red/green/black), sichuan pepper.

Pumpkin and squashes

The pumpkin is often made into pumpkin pie which uses mixed spice of which there are many versions so here is a list of spices which you could experiment with to make your own blend:


Allspice, coriander seed, cloves, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon, star ansie, saffron, cumin, pepper, ginger, cloves and dill seed.

So next time you’re cooking apples, mushrooms or pumpkin/other squashes check your garden herbs and spice cupboard for an extra flavour to add in. These lists are by no means exhaustive, so feel free to let me know your favourites or recipes or any new combinations.

Go on, have fun experimenting!

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