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! 

Allspice in a small glass container, measuring spoons to the side.
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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

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Allspice

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

Why You’ll Love It

  • Flexible – You can add or subtract certain ingredients that don’t work for your flavor preferences.
  • Clean – Eliminate all the weird preservative additions in spice packets.
  • Have it on Hand – Best of all, 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!

Small piles of spices for an allspice blend.

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. 

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! 

This recipe is perfect and far better then any of the pre-made stuff you buy in the store. We used it in some pumpkin cookies and it was insanely delicious! of spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. 

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Homemade allspice blend in a small glass jar on a white countertop.

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.

  • 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.
Homemade allspice blend in a small glass jar on a white countertop.

How to Make Allspice

  1. Add spices into a glass mixing bowl and thoroughly combine.
  2. Scoop into prepared storage jars and enjoy! 
Small piles of spices for an allspice blend.

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!
  • 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. 
Allspice in a small glass container, measuring spoons to the side.

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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Serving Suggestions

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! 
  • 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! 
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Homemade allspice blend in a small glass jar on a white countertop.

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Allspice Seasoning Recipe

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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 9 teaspoons
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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.

Tips

Tips

  • Use the adjustable tab in recipe card to increase or decrease 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. 
Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 10mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is so handy! I’m actually allergic to allspice so it’s so nice to not have to guess at the correct proportions of other spices!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfect and far better then any of the pre-made stuff you buy in the store. We used it in some pumpkin cookies and it was insanely delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    A group of us were literally discussing allspice not even two weeks ago, everyone had seen brands with different ingredients in them. Good to know it can be this simple!