Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Homemade Allspice

I have a freezer recipe that calls for allspice and, I keep forgetting to pick up allspice when I go to town for my shopping.  Well, in a pinch, I decided to do a search for how to make my own allspice and found not the greatest information, but found a pretty simple version that has worked for me.  

The ingredients in allspice are:
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves

Here's the recipe...Wait for it!  It's equal parts of those three ingredients mixed up.  So in this case, I used 1 teaspoon of each to make it, but you could use 1 tablespoon to make it up to store.  My recipe conveniently calls for 3 teaspoons, so using a teaspoon of each really works for me.
I know this isn't the most stellar tutorial or recipe, but after spending a half hour trying to figure this out, I just thought I would put it out there for you!  Hope this helps and saves money in the future.  You can buy the ingredients separately cheaper than buying the mixed spice in the store. (And I've found it hard to find allspice on the shelf of the stores, locally.)

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  1. Allspice may taste like the combination of the three spices you mentioned, but is actually a different spice altogether. It is yummy sprinkled over vanilla pudding, btw. Stay cool. The prairies on the eastern plains of Colorado are hot and dry. Just like in the mountains. Have a nice holiday week.♥♫

  2. It is good to know a little more about Allspice - there was limited information on the internet about it, and when I couldn't find it on the shelf, I had to come up with my own version for a freezer recipe. I have since found it, but I always like to have a back up plan, here on the prairie! Thanks for the information!

  3. Oh wow this is so cool!! I will be making this because I always forget to buy allspice. How easy and quick this is. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for sharing this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It sounds great!



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