Fruit Salad with Citrus-Basil Syrup incorporates a medley of juicy flavors like peaches, plums, and apricots. The zesty syrup makes a perfect finish to the Fruit Salad.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2013

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Melina Hammer; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, orange zest, and lemon zest. Let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine peaches, plums, and apricots in a large bowl. Pour sugar mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Stir 1/4 to 1/2 cup syrup and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil into fruit; reserve remaining syrup for another use.

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