Peaches with Sweet Basil Syrup
Recipe by Kelly
Picture by Kelly
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
5-6 large basil leaves*
- In a small pan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add basil. Let steep, uncovered, until the flavor is infused (taste it).
- Meanwhile, remove skins from peaches by blanching (cut a small X in the bottom of each peach; bring a pot of water to a boil and drop peaches in. Boil about 1 minute and remove peaches from boiling water, plunging them immediately into cold water). Peel skins and thinly slice peaches.
- Pour syrup over peaches. Let stand or serve immediately topped with whipped cream (If you have extra syrup, put it in a jar and keep it in the fridge for weeks).
*Try mint in place of basil. You might also add or substitute blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.