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Spice Substitutions

What to do When you Don't Have It.

We are frequently asked what to do if you don’t have the exact spice in a recipe. For those moments when you don’t have the exact spice:

Instead of UsingYou can substitute with
Allspice (1 t.)¼ t. cinnamon + ½ t. ground cloves + ¼ t. nutmeg
Anise Seed (1/2 t.)3-4 Anise Stars
Apple Pie Spice (1 t.)½ t. cinnamon + ¼ t. nutmeg + ⅛ t. cardamom
Arrowroot (2 t.)2 T. all-purpose flour
Herbs, Fresh, Chopped (1 T.)1 t. dried herbs OR ¼ t. powdered herbs
Garlic Clove (1 small)⅛ t. garlic powder
Ginger, Fresh (1 T. grated)1 t. ground ginger + ¼ t. white pepper + ½ t. lemon juice
Mustard, Dry (1 t.)1 T. prepared mustard
Pumpkin Pie Spice (1 t.)½ t. cinnamon + ¼ t. nutmeg + ⅛ t. cardamom
Juniper Berries (6 to 10 crushed)2 bay leaves + 1 t. caraway seeds + 1 chopped mint leaf
Onion, Chopped (1 small)1 t. onion powder or 1 T. minced onion
Onion, Chopped (1 medium)1 T. onion powder

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