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Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

What You Need

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


Directions:

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.

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