Sweet Basil Jelly

Preparation info
  • Makes


    eight ounce glasses
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Herb jellies may seem a bit esoteric; however, we are quite passionate about this one. Basil-flavored jelly is not a robust condiment—it evokes the fragrance of honey, anise, and chervil. There is also a hint of pepperiness, as well as a good, fresh, green herbal undertone. This pale jelly seems to have been created for spreading on crisp toast or sweet, dry biscuits, perhaps over a layer of Ricotta or