Peach & Blackberry Compote w/ Basil Syrup

Peach & Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Peach & Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup

Recipe from Eating Well


  • 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 below
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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.


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.


One response to “Peach & Blackberry Compote w/ Basil Syrup

  1. Pingback: Peach & Blackberry Compote w/ Basil Syrup (via A Greenling Blog) « buckgreen

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