Allspice comes by its name for a very good reason. The berries have a combined flavor of cinnamon,nutmeg, and cloves with a hint of juniper andpeppercorn. Some enterprising spice companies sell a mixture of spices as allspice, so be sure and check the ingredients on the label to be sure you are getting the real thing. Allspice is often called pimento, not to be confused with the capsicum pepper pimiento, which is a vegetable, not a spice.
Allspice holds a prominent place in Caribbean and Latin savory and sweet dishes. It is also an important ingredient in many spice mixes, pickles, chutneys, vegetables, soups, and of course, desserts.
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix all the spices together in a small bowl and store in an airtight container