Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

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Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Fresh basil, which has a special affinity with peaches, is the secret ingredient in this sophisticated compote. The basil garnish gives guests a clue to the subtle flavor in the syrup.

Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 50 min.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • 2 2-1/2-inch orange zest
  • 3 cups sliced peeled peaches, (3-4 medium) (see Tip)
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine sugar and wine in small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add 3 basil sprigs and orange zest; stir to immerse. Cover and let steep for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Strain syrup into a small bowl, pressing on basil and zest to release maximum flavor.

Step 3

Shortly before serving, combine peaches, blackberries, lemon juice and basil-infused syrup in a serving bowl; toss gently to coat. Serve garnished with basil sprigs.

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