This is a delightful recipe for something sweet…and a little out of the ordinary. If you love sweet violets, you must try this recipe.

Basket of sweet violet flowersIngredients:

24 – 30 freshly picked sweet violet flowers
1/2 – 2/3 c (125 – 165 ml) berry sugar

Note: Pick only organic sweet violet flowers. Do not pick where pesticides or herbicides have been sprayed.


  1. Layer one third of the sugar in bottom of a half-pint (205 ml) sterilized canning jar, or other suitable sterile container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Sprinkle 8 – 10 flowers over the sugar. Note: Be sure the flowers are not damp from early morning dew.
  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until layers fill your jar or container.
  4. Put lid in place and screw tightly.
  5. Invert jar and shake vigorously to distribute violet flowers throughout the sugar.
  6. Place in cupboard or dark pantry for 1 – 2 weeks, depending on how strong a flavour you want.
  7. Sieve sugar before using.

Violet SugarUses:

  1. Flavour cakes and cupcakes.
  2. Sprinkle over fresh fruit cups.
  3. Great gift for family and friends.
  4. Let your imagination dictate other uses.




Posted on April 18, 2017