Sun-Ripened Peachy Vanilla Syrup

Happy 09-02-10 Day!  Beverly Hills, 90210 that is....don't act like you didn't watch it every Wednesday night throughout the entire 90's.  An hour every week throughout a whole decade of our life was spent watching this show. 
Do you remember the Peach Pit?  They would hang out there at the end of the episode and figure out their life's problems before the next commercial, but leave just enough to keep us watching of coarse.  I thought I would dedicate 09-02-10 day to the Peach Pit because when I was younger I thought that was just how life would be when I was in high school.
Even while in labor with my second child- I knew the very last episode ever was going to be on the next before leaving for the hospital I was sitting there programming my VCR!  I don't think I ever even watched it when I came home, something to do with a wonderful bouncing baby boy I suppose!

For today we will make Sun-Ripened Peachy Vanilla Syrup for all the times I wished I could be sitting in the booth with Dylan at the Peach Pit!    I love this recipe because there is no peeling or dicing.  Just slice, pit and simmer.  Skins and all, how simple.  Peach skin is packed with anti-wrinkle antioxidants, potassium and Vitamin A.  All which are a very important part to wonderful skin tone, clarity and texture.  If you want skin as soft as a peach, eat peaches!

Sun-Ripened Peachy Vanilla Syrup
4 pounds organic peaches- About 6 cups
1 cup water
2 cups turbinado sugar
2 TB fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract

1.  Sun ripen your peaches until tender in a window or deck/ patio if you are able to. I did mine from early morning to late evening. Be careful not to over ripen!

2. Slice up your peaches (skin remaining) and place in a large size pot.

3. Add water, turbinado sugar (or any), and lemon juice.
4. Simmer over medium heat until mushy and skins begin to peel off, which takes about 20 minutes.

5. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
6. Let cool down a little then mix immersion style or in a blender until your desired consistency. If you are “canner”, then follow your own canning instructions.

We however cannot keep it around long enough to can!
7. Serve over pancakes, cheesecake, ice cream or with a bowl and spoon.

Have a Happy 90210 Day!

Today's recipes where brought to you by, inspired or adapted from:  The Sisters Dish 


  1. I have to tell you a secret....I never watched that program! Seriously. I didn't watch much TV growing up. I always preferred to read. Even now I almost never watch TV and if I do it's either a sporting event or a movie that was rented.

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. Simple and yet soooo yummy. Can't wait to get my hands on some peaches.

  2. Well you didn't miss much, hahaha. Hope you enjoy the peach syrup as much as we do!

  3. this sounds so unique! I bet it's amazing. I will have to try it, if I can find some peaches left around here.