Quatre Épices Recipe

Quatre épices
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Yield: 5 tablespoons
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
6 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 8mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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, but black pepper can be used as a substitution.


  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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 the spice mixture.