This is one spice that I do not normally have on hand. Most of my recipes do not call for it, but sometimes you just need it. This is a recipe for a substitution that works great. Below are two measurements. The normal formula is equal amounts of all three, but if you like the cloves and nutmeg less predominant, use the lesser amount. Both will have the flavor of allspice. See note at the bottom.
- Mix together; you want equal amounts of the spices above or see note.
- Use according to your recipe.
- NOTE: If you like a lesser amount of cloves and nutmeg, the formula is 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
At first I was afraid that the cloves would be too dominant but decided to be brave and use equal parts of all three spices. Must say I was glad I did. Made a plain white cake and added the mix. It smelled heavenly and was very nice indeed, just the taste of allspice. I like the fact that it makes a small amount, perfect to just mix together when a recipe calls for allspice. Thanks for posting. Made for P-A-R-T-Y holiday tag December 2009
Awesome! I love being able to make my own spice blends to save shelf space and money, and this is a near-perfect substitute. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Fantastic! It seemed I had every other spice but Allspice. Thanks for a great recipe. It tasted wonderful in my Apple Coffee Cake.