How to Make It
Bring vermouth, water, sugar, basil leaves, salt, peppercorns, and cardamom pods to a simmer in a high-sided skillet over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add plums, peaches, and orange slices. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit circumference of pan; gently place over fruit mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until fruit is tender. Discard parchment, orange, and spices.