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Quatre Épices Recipe


This quatre épices recipe, or four spices, is used to season everything, from soups to grilled chicken, in the French kitchen. This traditional version uses white pepper; black pepper can be used as a substitution.

Prep Time: 2áminutes

Total Time: 2áminutes


  • 2 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves


Stir the spices together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

This quatre épices recipe makes 5 tablespoons or slightly less than 1/3 cup of spice mixture.

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