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Desserts with Herbs

Expand your use of culinary herbs by using them in your desserts! These 10 Recipes for Desserts with Herbs will inspire to try some new flavor combinations.

Have you planted your herb garden yet? I’ve got most of my herbs planted, although many of my herbs have been growing in the pots on my deck for years. They definitely slow down in the winter, but I’ve been able to harvest parsley, mint and rosemary year round. I ‘ve just planted my basil, so it should start getting prolific soon now that the weather has warmed up.

Of course, we all use herbs regularly in our salads, marinades, and sauces, but I’d like to start using them more often in desserts. I have several sweet recipes that feature Rosemary (of course, since I’m the President of the I ❤ Rosemary Fan Club) including Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread, Lemon Rosemary Scones, and Brown Butter Rosemary Cookies but I need to stretch my boundaries and try some different recipes for dessert with herbs.

To that end, I’ve rounded up some delicious-sounding recipes for desserts that use herbs. I will start working my way through them, but if you try any of these recipes, do pop back in and let me know what you think!

Blushing Apricot Sorbet With Fresh Thai Basil
Fresh, sun-ripened apricots and crisp, dry rosé pair up with fragrant Thai basil in this light and refreshing Blushing Apricot Sorbet With Fresh Thai Basil… Not a dessert eater? This summery sorbet may change your mind when you taste it!
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Basil Lime Sugar Cookies
A soft batch sugar cookie recipe with an herbaceous twist! You won’t be able to stop eating these easy basil lime sugar cookies.
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Moist and dense on the inside and sweet and crisp on top. The little flecks of lemon peel infuse a hint of tart lemon flavor while the thyme-infused
butter adds depth and richness.
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Lavender Infused Lemon Meringue Pie | Of Batter& Dough
The filling is soft and silky, yet firm enough to slice. The meringue is ethereal. And, while this pie is completely acceptable without it, the lavender infusion is the perfect complement to the tart lemon filling.
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lemon rosmeary scones on a cake stand, with lemons in the background.
Lemon Rosemary Scones Recipe
These Lemon Rosemary Scones are the perfect breakfast/tea treat…or dessert for that matter. The scones are just barely sweet, perfectly tangy with lemon and then…then there’s that hint of piney freshness offered by the rosemary.
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Apricot Lavender Shortbread
The only thing better than a perfectly buttery shortbread cookie, is a filled shortbread cookie. Apricot Lavender Shortbread combines shortbread with tangy apricot preserves and a hint of lovely lavender flavor.
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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie
July 24, 2018 by Eileen Gray Leave a Comment

Ice cream with pie is great, ice cream IN pie is even better! Check out this Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie made with a dark chocolate pie crust filled with homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream. Top the pie with a mound of lightly sweetened cream for a luscious treat.
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Vanilla Tea Cake Recipe with Lavender Glaze
Looking for an easy and delicious Vanilla Tea Cake Recipe? These Vanilla Mini Cakes are made even more delicious with an uncomplicated Lavender Glaze.
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Holiday Gift Idea and an Olive Oil Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate
A little twist to the traditional lemon cake. Spruce up your holiday table and serve this Olive Oil Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate.
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Scented Geranium Cake

This recipe for a scented geranium cake is so easy to make and will add a subtle flowery taste to a pound cake or other box mix.
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If you would like to refer back to these recipes for dessert with herbs in the future, bookmark this page or pin the following image.

pin showing several recipes for desserts with herbs.
pin showing several recipes for desserts with herbs.

So, what will be the first recipe you try? Do pop back in and tell me your favorite recipe for desserts that use herbs!

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  1. I made the vanilla tea cakes with lavender infused glaze for Easter dessert! They were a wonderful hit! Can’t wait to make them again

    1. Oh Grace, I am so very glad that your crew enjoyed them as much as mine does! And, thank you SOOOO very much for taking the time to chime in. Your review is so appreciated.

      HUGS!!! Lynn

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