Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

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From: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2003

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • 2 2- ½-inch strips orange zest
  • 3 cups sliced peeled peaches, (3-4 medium) (see Tip)
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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  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.
  2. Strain syrup into a small bowl, pressing on basil and zest to release maximum flavor.
  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.
  • Tip: To peel peaches, dip in boiling water for 30 or 40 seconds to loosen their skins. Let cool slightly, then slip off skins with a paring knife.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 122 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 15 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 466 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 296 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit

Reviews 1

August 31, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Excellent! Quick and easy to make. A great syrup for fruit or ice cream.
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