Wow! You’ve Got to Try This—Flavored Sugars

February 10, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

We have a fun idea to share for making fruit-flavored sugars, which are both beautiful and pretty darn tasty. The flavor is concentrated, so you only need to use a little to pack quite a punch. These sugars are great for rimming cocktail glasses (think of this as a way to fun-up mocktails at a baby shower, too), sprinkling over oatmeal or yogurt, or decorating cookies and quick breads. Check out the how-to video to see how they’re made.

Apple-Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup freeze-dried apples or 1 ounce apple chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Place apples in a coffee or spice grinder; process until very finely ground. Pour into a bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon; stir well.
SERVES 16 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 14; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 1mg

Strawberry Sugar
1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Place berries in a coffee or spice grinder; process until very finely ground. Pour into a bowl. Add sugar; stir well.
SERVES 16 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 14; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

Blueberry Sugar
1/2 cup freeze-dried blueberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Place berries in a coffee or spice grinder; process until very finely ground. Pour into a bowl. Add sugar; stir well.
SERVES 16 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 14; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

Peach Sugar
1/2 cup freeze-dried peaches
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Place peaches in a coffee or spice grinder; process until very finely ground. Pour into a bowl. Add sugar; stir well.
SERVES 16 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 14; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

Basil-Lime Sugar
2 limes
1 (3/4-ounce) package fresh basil
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Using a serrated peeler, peel rind off limes, avoiding all white pith. Arrange rind in a single layer on a double layer of paper towels; top with an additional paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely dry and crisp, checking every 30 seconds (watch closely for burning). Cool completely.

2. Pick basil leaves off stems; arrange leaves in a single layer on a double layer of paper towels; top with an additional paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely dry and crisp, checking every 30 seconds (watch closely for burning). Cool completely.

3. Place rind and basil in a coffee or spice grinder; process until ground. Add sugar; process until very finely ground.
SERVES 12 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 17; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

Orange Sugar
2 navel oranges
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Using a serrated peeler, peel rind off oranges, avoiding all white pith. Arrange rind in a single layer on a double layer of paper towels; top with an additional paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely dry and crisp, checking every 30 seconds (watch closely for burning). Cool completely.

2. Place rind in a coffee or spice grinder; process until ground. Add sugar; process until very finely ground.
SERVES 12 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 18; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

Lemon-Mint Sugar
2 lemons
30 fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup granulated sugar

1. Using a serrated peeler, peel rind off lemons, avoiding all white pith. Arrange rind in a single layer on a double layer of paper towels; top with an additional paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely dry and crisp, checking every 30 seconds (watch closely for burning). Cool completely.

2. Arrange mint leaves in a single layer on a double layer of paper towels; top with an additional paper towel. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely dry and crisp, checking every 30 seconds (watch closely for burning). Cool completely.

3. Place rind and mint in a coffee or spice grinder; process until ground. Add sugar; process until very finely ground.
SERVES 12 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)
CALORIES 17; FAT 0g (sat 0g); SODIUM 0mg

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    March 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm
  2. Laura Lu

    Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods usually have freeze-dried fruit.

    March 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm
  3. Jeanne

    where do you get freeze-dried fruit?

    March 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm
  4. Connie

    When you use these for cookies do you sprinkle before or after baking?

    February 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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