Peach & Apple

with a hint of basil

This delicious recipe takes the classic combination of of sweet, delicate flavoured peaches and juicy crisp apples and adds a hint of the Mediterranean with the basil. This unusual addition makes this recipe a much-loved favourite in the Piccolo family, especially in the summer months.


  • 300g (around 4) peaches, cored and chopped.
  • 1 pink lady apple, peeled and cored
  • ΒΌ teaspoon of fresh basil, torn


  • Place the chopped apple in a pan, add a little water and simmer for five minutes until soft.
  • While the apple is cooking you can skin the peaches. Prepare a bowl of ice cold water, then score crosses into the top and bottom of the peaches and place in a pan of water that has been boiled.
  • Leave for 30 seconds, then remove and place into the bowl of ice water and leave for a minute.
  • Take out the peaches and you should be able to easily remove the skin.
  • Cut the peaches in half and remove the stone. Add the basil to the peaches and apple and puree.