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Apple & Sage Infused Olive Oil Recipe

There’s only one thing as aromatic as fresh herbs: fruit (not all but most of them) peels. So imagine bringing them together.

As soon as you open the bottle, you feel the intense sage. Then, when you get a second smell, you feel the fresh apple scent. Same thing when you taste it. MMMHHHH, delicious.

You can use this infused olive oil to flavor meats, legumes, pasta dishes and cheesy crostini.

Course authentic Italian recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 small bottle
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1 handful sage leaves
  • ½ apple peel
  • 8.5 oz extra-virgin olive oil 250 ml


  1. Heat the olive oil for less than a minute; you want it hot, absolutely not boiling. Wash the sage leaves (dry them very well) and peel the apple. Place both into the bottle.
  2. Fill the bottle with the olive oil. Store in a dark place for at least 2 weeks. From then on, the flavor will get better and better.