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Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Summer 2003, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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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.



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"Excellent! Quick and easy to make. A great syrup for fruit or ice cream. "
Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 129 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 337 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: 22 mg vitamin c (35% dv), 337 mg potassium (17% dv), 17% dv fiber.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 fruit


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