Fresh Fruit With Basil

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by morgainegeiser

This a healthy, refreshing dessert. Wonderful on a hot summer day.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Well, the 1st time around I usually follow recipes pretty much as written, but this time I detoured a bit ~ With all the sugar & honey I decided to double the amount of fruit, using sliced peaches & pears, as well as blueberries & strawberries, the latter one added just before serving! Also, I didn't add the vanilla in step 1 (as indicated) but added it in step 3 (indicated there as well)! GREAT COMBO OF FLAVORS & definitely a salad I'll be making again! [Made & reviewed as a tagged recipenap in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, honey and vanilla. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water; add to saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbling. Cook and stir for 2 additional minutes. Cool Slightly.
  3. Add orange juice and liquid vanilla.
  4. Place fruit and basil in large bowl; pour syrup mixture over fruit, stirring gently. Cover and let stand about 1 hour or until cooled to room temperature or chill several hours, stirring once or twice.
  5. If using bananas, slice and add just before serving.
  6. Serve fruit over a 1/2 cup sherbet.
  7. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

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