1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup fresh basil, finely shredded
1 cinnamon stick
8 fresh nectarines, pitted and quartered
1 tbsp lemon juice
Combine the water, sugar, basil, cinnamon stick and nectarines in a crockpot or slow cooker. Place lid on cooker and cook on high 2 to 3 hours. Remove the nectarines and set aside. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard. Let the syrup cool then strain.
Stir the lemon juice into the strained syrup; place nectarines back into the syrup.
This is a great topping for ice cream, pound cake, etc.