Allspice is used in a lot of sweet desserts like cakes and pies.

allspice substitute

Did you ever get ready to make a recipe and check the cupboard for spices to find that you don’t have the one you are looking for?  Here is a handy tip on how to make your own allspice in case you run out. This is a substitute for allspice that will work for you in recipes.  Check out our recipe for how to make apple pie spice. We also have hundreds of food tips, hacks, DIY, how to’s and make your own on the site you can check out.

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How to make a substitute for allspice:

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine and mix well.  Makes 1 teaspoon allspice substitute.

You can always make more and store in an air-tight container for future use in recipes.

You might like to check out our list of handy spices to have on hand, too.

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  1. Contrary to popular opinion, allspice is not a combination of spices. Also known as Jamaican pepper, it comes from the berry of the pimento tree.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, that’s why it says in the post that this is a substitute for allspice, Gwen. Thank You.

  2. I am a little confused, to me this is mixed spice rather than all spice. All spice is the alternate name given to pimento.