What to do with leftover ground cloves

This sweet spice lends itself perfectly to both meats, fruits, and biscuits. Discover recipes and tips on using up any leftover ground cloves.

What to do with leftover ground cloves

Recipes using ground cloves

How to use up leftover ground cloves

  • Pear and cranberry crumble. Mix chopped pears and fresh or frozen cranberries with 3 tbsp demerara sugar and a large pinch of ground cloves. Tip into a baking dish. Rub together 200g wholemeal flour, 100g butter and 70g light brown sugar to make a crumble, then scatter it over the fruit and bake at 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4 for 40-50 minutes until golden.
  • Ginger nut and clove ice cream. Put ginger nuts in a plastic bag, then use a rolling pin to smash the biscuits into tiny pieces. Mixinto softened vanilla ice cream with a pinch of ground cloves and finely grated orange zest. Put back in the tub, refreeze and serve with baked fruit.

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