Lemon Basil Oil

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by Cathleen Colbert

I have both a lemon tree and a garden that produces basil in quantity. Everyone got oil for gifts this year. Great for salads or dipping.


  1. Combine ingredients in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Set the cup on a pie plate in the middle of the oven.
  3. Heat oven to 300 degrees and leave oil for 1 hour and 40 minutes, checking temperature occasionally with a candy thermometer.
  4. When done (temperature should be 250 degrees F), remove to rack to cool.
  5. Line a small strainer with a coffee filter that is moistened with a small amount of oil.
  6. Strain the oil through the filter into a hot, clean glass container.
  7. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to one month.

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