cooking substitutes


Question by  Neo (22)

What can I substitute for allspice?


Answer by  lacy (104)

Use cinnammon, nutmeg and clove, all in proportional amounts. Mix together 1 TBSP cinnamon, 1 TBSP nutmeg and 1 TBSP clove and take your measurement out of the mixture.


Answer by  Teresa18 (304)

Allspice is a single spice (not a blend of spices)that resembles the flavor of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves. A good substitution for Allspice is to mix together equal parts of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves.


Answer by  AnneB91 (611)

Try combining equal amounts of ground black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Allspice is typically made from the berries of the Pimenta Dioica plant, which is primarily found in the Western Hemisphere (in the southern region of Mexico, Central America and the Greater Antilles), but this mixture is a pretty good fake for it.


Answer by  sunflower249 (338)

Try mixing other spices that are used for baking, like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves, and add a little pepper to make it more spicy.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Allspice is basically a mixture of three spices -- cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Depending on how much you like cloves and nutmeg (as they can be strong flavors), you could use equal parts of all three spices, or you could use half as much cloves and nutmeg as you use cinnamon.

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