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Old 12-23-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Allspice Replacement?

Hi everyone! I was wondering if there's a combination of spices I can use to replace "allspice".... if your answer is "nothing"... I will have to put my coat and shoes back on, in this freezing weather, and go BACK to the store that I JUST got back from........


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p.s. - It's for homemade apple cider.

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Old 12-23-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Equal parts of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg will work as a sub.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yup, that's about all Allspice is. We also have Pumpkin Spice which is very similar.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #4
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Yup, that's about all Allspice is.
Well not really. Allspice is not a combination of different spices. It is its own spice. Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg will work as a perfectly acceptable sub though.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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In fact, I like Andy's mixture a lot better than allspice. I'd go easy on the cloves, though.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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Hi everyone! I was wondering if there's a combination of spices I can use to replace "allspice".... if your answer is "nothing"... I will have to put my coat and shoes back on, in this freezing weather, and go BACK to the store that I JUST got back from........


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p.s. - It's for homemade apple cider.
Allspice - IIRC, otherwise known as Jamaica pepper - a true spice and not a concotion so cannot be replicated by a combination.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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You might want to read this:
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I didn't mean to imply that Allspice was a combo of spices, just supporting Andy that the combo he pointed out was right. Although, you can also add some ginger to that if you like.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #8
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Allspice - IIRC, otherwise known as Jamaica pepper - a true spice and not a concotion so cannot be replicated by a combination.

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While you are correct in that is is a "true spice" and not a concoction, the reason it is called allspice is that it closely resembles a combination of spices (cinnamon, clove and nutmeg) so while it will not taste exactly like allspice combining those three spices will get you very close.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #9
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Like GB said...
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #10
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Thank you all very much!!
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