Using fresh herbs in your desserts may be just what your recipes need! But how do you know what the best herbs to use in desserts are? According to motherearthliving.com, the herbs listed below work best with desserts.

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Angelica – This herb has a woody, bitter flavor and is usually candied to decorate desserts.

Basil – Adds a citrus or cinnamon flavor to desserts such as sorbets, pears, vanilla and nutmeg custards, baked fruits, and sweet bread dough.

Bergamot – This herb works best with fruits like apricots, peaches, plums, apples, and berries. It has a tea-like flavor and can be used in desserts such as jellies or preserves.

Borage – This delicate herb has a clean cucumber taste and is great for garnishing desserts, punches, and wine.

Chervil – Pair this mild flavored herb with fresh fruits like melons, apricots, plums, peaches, papaya, and kiwi.

Coriander – With its nutty and citrus flavor, coriander is an excellent addition to baked goods with apples, bananas, pears, cherries, apricots, and peaches.

In addition, try herbs such as elderflower, lemon balm, lemon verbena, rosemary, bay, lemon thyme, mint, dill, caraway, coriander, saffron, and lavender in your desserts to give them an added punch of flavor!

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Sources:

http://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/have-a-sweet-adventure.aspx#axzz2l3QqsHIq

http://herbgardens.about.com/od/herbrecipes/a/Herbs-For-Desserts.htm

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Best Herbs to Use in Desserts Infographic

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