Sugared Basil Leaves

sugared basil leaves
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Use these candied basil leaves to make our Peach Chiffon Pie (or any summer dessert) sparkle and shine.


  • 1 large egg white

  • 24 basil leaves

  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Whisk egg white with 1 teaspoon water until frothy. Working with one leaf at a time, brush a thin layer of egg wash onto basil; sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool until firm and dry, about 1 hour. Leaves can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 day.

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