Allspice | Making Your Own Allspice Mix

LAST UPDATED: Sep 06, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Sep 23, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Make your own homemade ground allspice seasoning mix with this simple three ingredient recipe! This allspice recipe blend includes a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to sweet or savory dishes for a delicious taste and beautiful aroma! 

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We are officially in the fall season and I am all about everything autumn! I love the harvest decor, spices and delicious smells, sweet and savory, coming from the oven.

I love autumn traditions and look forward to baking, apple picking, pumpkin patches, stews, and roasting s’mores around the fire.

Before the season started, I whipped up a large batch of my homemade allspice seasoning mix in preparation of all the baking I have planned. I love to make my own spice mixes because it’s just so easy to customize and create whenever you have a few minutes.

I also love to have spice blends on hand to give as stocking stuffers, or as wonderful additions to a gift basket along with a loaf of sweet bread

Simple cream kitchen with one cabinet open, clear glass spice jars on lazy susan inside.

Why You’ll Love Making Your Own Spice Blends

Once you realize how simple it is to customize your own spice blends, it will save you so much time and money!

You can add or subtract certain ingredients that don’t work for your flavor preferences, you can eliminate all the weird preservative additions in spice packets, and you’ll always have what you need on hand in your pantry storage. What could be better?

I’ve brought you an awesome variety of spice blends so far and I can’t wait to do more! Check out my Taco Seasoning, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning, Homemade Ranch Seasoning, Pumpkin Spice Seasoning, Apple Pie Spice, and so many more linked at the bottom of this post!

What Is Allspice? 

In its original format, allspice is the berry of a beautiful tropical evergreen tree from the myrtle family and is found in the West Indies, Central America and Jamaica. 

The allspice berries are picked when not fully ripe, and dried, and then ground for a fragrant and rich flavorful spice. Interestingly, when the allspice berries fully ripen, they lose their rich spicy flavor.

In most of the world, allspice is called Pimento because it was first mistaken for pepper. Allspice gets its name because its scent is a blend of spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. 

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Although true allspice stands on its own,  it’s easy to mimic this complex flavor if you don’t have allspice on hand. It can be added to savory and sweet dishes alike for a fragrance and flavor all its own! 

All Spice Ingredients

Yes, true allspice is ground from the berry of a tree, but you can easily mix up your own allspice recipe seasoning blend at home with a few different spices.

What’s in an allspice seasoning mix? It’s simple, no need to run to the store to pick it up when chances are you have everything you need in your spice cabinet. Allspice seasoning mix can be created by simply combining the following ingredients:

  • Ground Cinnamon – Did you know that cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree species from the genus Cinnamomum?
  • Ground Cloves – This is a spice that comes from the flower buds of an evergreen tree called a clove tree!
  • Ground Nutmeg – a spice that comes from the seed of the nutmeg tree which is a native Indonesian evergreen tree.
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I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

How to Make Allspice

  1. Add spices into a glass mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
  2. Scoop into prepared storage jars and enjoy! 
Three small piles of spices on a white marble counter top.
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Tips

  • This Allspice Seasoning Mix makes a beautiful gift! Add a bow and label, or combine with a gift basket of baked goods. 
  • Allspice is a strong spice and a little goes a long way. If in doubt, use less in your recipe. You can always add more later! 
  • Don’t forget about adding a dash to savory dishes as well as sweet! 
  • If you’d like to highlight the peppery accent that true allspice allows, simply add one part finely ground black pepper to your seasoning mix. Of course, this addition is best left for savory dishes and be sure to note that on your label!
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How to Store

I store all my spices in airtight containers, preferably labeled, in a cool dark place. No need to refrigerate! Your pantry or cupboard are perfect storage spots. Find my favorite glass spice jars right here! 

This seasoning mix will last on your shelves for years, but ground spices can lose their potency after a season. 

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Uses for Allspice

Allspice has a beautiful peppery and cinnamon flavor. It adds a spicy exotic element to savory dishes such as stews, jerk chicken, and more. 

Try adding ½ teaspoon of allspice to your beef stew or even vegetable soup. I know you’ll love the spice and peppery layer it adds.

Add it to my mulled wine recipe! You can find my non alcoholic mulled wine here, as well! 

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Popular savory uses for allspice include Swedish meatballs and Jamaican jerk seasoning. It can also be added to vegetables to give a distinctive flavor. 

All spice is most commonly called for in sweet baked goods during the fall season. It adds a rich spicy component that balances well with sweet dishes and everyone looks forward to them all year. My favorite is pumpkin pie! 

Clear jar of spices with a gold lid, on a white counter top.
Downshot onto a white surface, clear jar of allspice and copper measuring spoons to the side.

My recipe makes a large batch, so you will have plenty for the holiday season and gift giving!

You can also use my measurement conversion chart or the slider in the recipe card to adjust the recipe to customize it to your specific needs. 

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I hope you enjoy this allspice seasoning recipe! Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you! You can also pin this recipe for later! 

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Recipes That Use Allspice

Looking for recipes to use your allspice mix? Here are some of my favorites! 

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Allspice | Making Your Own Allspice Mix

Julie Blanner
Make your own homemade Allspice seasoning mix with this three ingredient recipe! Add this Allspice Recipe to sweet or savory dishes for flavor and aroma.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Servings 9 teaspoons
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg ground
  • 1 tablespoon cloves ground
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon ground

Instructions
 

  • Add spices into mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
  • Scoop into prepared storage jars.

Notes

Tips

  • Use the slider in recipe card to adjust amount.
  • Customize seasoning blend to your own tastes. 
  • Add a touch of ground pepper for a more savory allspice mix (not for baking).

How to Store

Room Temperature – Store in airtight container in a cool dark place. Your pantry or cupboard are perfect storage spots. 

Nutrition

Calories:65kcalCarbohydrates:12gProtein:1gFat:3gSaturated Fat:2gSodium:10mgFiber:7gSugar:2gCalcium:112mgIron:1mg
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