I don't have any allspice. Is there something else I can use?  

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As a substitution for 1 teaspoon of allspice, you can use 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, and a pinch of ground nutmeg.

See our Spice Guide for more information and tips on cooking with spices.

Marge Perry
Dec, 2010
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