Opal Basil-Macerated Peaches

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4-6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 firm-ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • 1 ounce opal basil leaves (about 2 cups loosely packed)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Creme fraeche, for serving (optional)
Directions

Place the peaches and basil in a medium bowl and set it aside. Combine the lime zest, sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Then pour the hot syrup over the peaches and basil. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

Serve the peaches in bowls, garnished with a dollop of creme fraeche, if desired.

Photograph by Anna Williams


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