Basil Cream Sauce Recipe

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 ounces pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pint light cream
  1. In a food processor, combine basil and garlic. Begin processing, and pour in olive oil in a thin stream. Process for about 40 seconds, or until mixture begins to emulsify. Add pine nuts and Parmesan, then blend for 1 minute.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan over low heat until simmering. Pour 1/2 of the hot cream into the processor with basil pesto, and pulse for 20 seconds to incorporate. Pour mixture back into cream, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened.