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I made a two crust carrot pie by mincing the carrots with a small amount of apple, then boiling the fruit mix in some sugar/water/karo syrup. Added lemon juice to the whole thing.

It was pretty good, but I feel like it could use a little something. My knowledge of pie spicing is limited to cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. None of them seem right for this particular dish. What spices do you think would enhance the flavor of this pie?

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I think some grated ginger root would add a wonderful touch to your pie. The fresh notes in ginger will cut through the syrupy sweetness of the apples and carrots like magic and ginger will also spike up the deep flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Cardamom, is used in some carrot cakes and carrot dishes as well as many Asian deserts so that would certainly go. A common paring with cardamom and lemon seems to be mixed spice so that, or any of it's components, would work as well.

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All the spices you suggest could actually work. For other options, I'd take a look at the spices and flavourings used in apple pies and in carrot cakes and pick some that appeal to you.

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Some bourbon might be nice as well, basically you made a pie with sugared/glazed carrots so flavors that work with glazed carrots will work nicely with your pie.

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