Best Cloves Recipes

Onion-Clove Compote

From main dishes like a pork rib roast with sweet onion puree and crisp sage tempura to desserts like butter cookies with clove sugar, these are the best of Food & Wine's cloves recipes. Plus, try your hand at a refreshing rosé sangria with cranberries and apples, infused with cloves, cinnamon and star anise.

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Clove-and-Cider-Glazed Ham

Clove-and-Cider-Glazed Ham
© Con Poulos

For entertaining, TV chef Carla Hall glazes a spiral-cut ham with apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, bourbon and sweet spices.

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Butter Cookies with Clove Sugar

Butter Cookies with Clove Sugar
© Michael Turek

Kantin Dukkan chef Semsa Denizsel's crumbly cookies are lightly flavored with the ground cloves she mixes into the confectioners' sugar coating. Clarified butter in the cookies makes them extracrisp.

03 of 08

Spiced Pickled Beets

Spiced Pickled Beets
© John Kernick

Pickled beets spiced with cinnamon, bay leaves, allspice and cloves are the perfect cocktail snack.

04 of 08

Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples

Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples
© Petrina Tinslay

This strong but not overly sweet sangria is nicely spiced with cinnamon, anise and cloves and it has just enough crushed red pepper to give it a tiny kick.

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Mushroom Chorizo Quesadillas

Mushroom Chorizo Quesadillas
© Sarah Bolla

The complexity of guajillo chiles, sweet clove, smoky cumin, Mexican oregano and finely minced mushrooms combine to create a delicious vegetarian chorizo filling for these quesadillas. The chorizo is easy to prepare and versatile? great for tacos or scrambled with eggs.

06 of 08

Sugar-and-Spice-Roasted Squash

Sugar-and-Spice Roasted Squash
© Lisa Linder

The squash here gets tossed with pumpkin-pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and glazed with coconut milk.

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Pork Rib Roast with Sweet Onion Puree and Crisp Sage Tempura

Pork Rib Roast with Sweet Onion Puree and Crisp Sage Tempura
© James Baigrie

Govind Armstrong adores the variety of heady spices in his aromatic brine, which includes cloves, juniper and mustard seeds. He often uses them to flavor a whole rack of pork, which he finds easier to cook than individual chops. He also likes to finish the rack on a grill to add smoky flavor.

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Onion-Clove Compote

Onion-Clove Compote

Wylie Dufresne slow-cooks onions with cloves to produce a sweet and fragrant condiment that's great with grilled steak, chicken or pork.

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