Cloves are the dried flower buds of a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. At McCormick we hand-select the whole cloves before drying and grinding them. Our Ground Cloves bring an intense, warm flavor to cookies, cakes and glazed ham. Whether you are preparing for the holidays or cooking savory dishes, ground cloves is an essential part of any cook‰۪s spice collection. Sweet and aromatic ground cloves add festive flavor to mulled cider, spice cookies, gingerbread, pumpkin pie and baked ham. Clove‰۪s intense spiciness also works well in sweet potatoes, baked beans, barbecue sauces and dry rubs, pot roast and Indian rice dishes. The flavor of cloves can be strong and pungent so a pinch is often all you need.