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Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  50 Minutes
  4 servings, 1 cup each
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.
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

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.
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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.

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

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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   4 servings, 1 cup each
Calories: 129
Sodium: 1mg
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 30g
Protein: 2g
% Cal. from Fat: 0%
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