By Mimi in Maine on October 12, 2007
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (3 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"Thanks! Perfect when a recipe calls for a small amount, or not!"
"Was a bit hesitant at first but to lazy to drive to the store for just allspice.
Needed it for Our Lone Star Steak & Potato Dinner.
I gotta give you Kudos Turned out "perfect".
Thanks for the great idea!!!"
"PERFECT!!! Just what I was looking for! I used 1 tsp of each and placed in a jar for the next time I am hunting for allspice :)"
"This was perfect! Needed some for recipe#382313 and never thought to check if I had any. Was going to just leave it out but thought I would do a little search first and here it is. Came in very handy; I only needed 1/4 tsp so cut it in half. I must say I went the scardy-cat way and used the less cloves recipe. Next time I will try equal parts. Thanks for posting!"
"This was very good! I used 1/2 tsp of each ingredient! I used this to make gingerbread cookies and it worked perfectly! Thanks!"
"This came in so handy for me! I needed 1/4 teaspoon of allspice for Pasta Jambalaya Recipe# 23864 and it worked great. I used equal amounts of all three spices. Thank you!"
"Great recipe to have if you don't have allspice on hand. Thanks."
"This was excellent! I don't normally stock allspice because it loses it's flavor long before I have time to use it up. I was thrilled to find this recipe when I needed allspice for a cake. I also appreciate that it doesn't make a huge quantity. I used the 1/2 teaspoons of everything & the mix was perfect. Thanks for sharing, Mimi! :)"
"I had guests for dinner and I really thought I had some and didn't bother buying any....oops. Thanks for posting! This was a lifesaver."
"Lifesaver! Thank you."
"A great recipe to have on hand when you've run out of store-bought. I used this for ZWT 4 - Spice it Up Africa challenge."
"Thank you Mimi in Maine, for posting this recipe, it really came in handy."
"Thanks for the posting! Needed some allspice for a syrup recipe and it was here fast and easy. Thank you!"