Common Substitutions


When you don’t have a spice or herb blend called for in your recipe, try these combinations of spices and herbs as a substitution:

For each 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice, substitute a combination of:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

For each 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, substitute a combination of these ground spices:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

For each 1-1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, substitute a combination of:

  • ¼ oregano leaves

  • ¼ marjoram leaves

  • ¼ basil leaves

  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

For each 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, substitute a combination of:

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme

You can use fresh, or dried herbs and spices, just make sure whatever you chose are good quality herbs.

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