Nat’s Peach Pit Crisp

September 2, 2010

9/02/10 – It’s 90210 day and I’m celebrating with a recipe for Nat’s Peach Pit Crisp – named after the famous 90210 hangout,  The Peach Pit Diner. Yep, just made that name up. Remember Peach Pit After Dark?

The truth is, I actually found Anne Burrell’s recipe on the Food Network website for Peach Crisp. I omitted a few items and increased some of the ingredients and renamed it for the purpose of celebrating the day.

I can’t even begin to explain how obsessed I was with 90210 back when it first aired in 1990. How crazy, 20 years, really? Wow… I taped every episode on the family VCR and I color coded each VHS cassette. I had pins, stickers, trading cards, magazine articles, posters, and most importantly… the FREAKIN’ DOLLS. I had all of the dolls and multiple outfits for each – I still have the boxes and the outfits are sealed in the original packaging and worth about $1.50, hah!

Check out Kelly and Donna hangin’ out on my peaches. “Donna Martin Graduates” – You know you’re jealous… Brandon looks a little possessed, but Brenda sure is rockin’ her Blossom hat. I can’t forget good ol’ Dylan McKay – with his eyebrow scar. Bad boy central.

The Ingredients:

For the Filling
6 Large Ripe Peaches – pitted, peeled and cut into chunks
1 Lemon – zested and juiced
3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar – tightly packed
2 Tablespoons Sugar – because the brown wasn’t enough 😉
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Kosher Salt

For the Topping
1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/4 Stick Cold Unsalted Butter – cut into pea sized pieces
Pinch of Kosher Salt
2 Tablespoons Cold Water

Set your oven to 350 degrees F and then prep your peaches – peel and cut into chunks and place into a large bowl.

Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and toss.

Add the rest of the filling ingredients and stir to combine.

Divide the filling evenly between 8 (6 ounce) ramekins.

For the topping… combine all of the ingredients in a bowl (except for the water) and mix with your hands. I really made sure that the pieces of butter were evenly dispersed. After a minute or two of mixing, gradually add the 2 tablespoons of water until the mixture is clumpy, but still crumbly.

Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and top each ramekin with the topping. Be sure to loosely sprinkle the topping  – you don’t want to pack it down. The idea is for it to be a loose crumble. Bake until the filling is hot and bubbly and the topping is brown and crispy. The original recipe said 20-25 minutes – mine easily took 35-40 minutes.

I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and was good to go.

I had fun looking through all of my old trading cards…

And then I dove right in… It was awesome! Dan and I both gobbled it down. 6 more to enjoy…think I’ll be giving some away.

Happy 90210 Day!

P.S. – For all of you original 90210 fans – who was your favorite character?



  1. I died laughing at your dolls sitting on the peaches. You are so funny, Kath! I did heart 90210 but how creative of you to think of honoring that show today and the peach pit recipe! You’re awesome! Kelly was my favorite and then I think Dylan comes 2nd. Never cared for Donna but now…I heart watching Tori and Dean:Home sweet Hollywood. I love watching that show. Ahem, sorry I got off the 90210 track!

    This recipe looks AMAZING. I need to buy some ramekins!

    • I switched back and forth on liking characters. Was never a “Steve” fan, I think that is the reason I hate Corvettes, LOL. I too love Tori and Dean.

  2. Oh my God, best post ever. I love it. I loved 90210 too, but not quite to that extent (though I bet I’ve seen every single episode!)

    • I watched every episode a million times and still catch it now and again on the weekends. When my bro was the head pro at a golf course in SoCal, Gabrielle Carteris sat outside his pro shop and chain smoked for hours. He called me to tell me that Andrea Zuckerman was a hot mess, LOL.

  3. BRENDA!!

    Just kidding. I never watched 90210… I just liked Shannon Doherty in “Mallrats.”

    • Mallrats is one of my favorite movies for the same reason…Shannon Doherty.

  4. What? No Steve doll? I loved 90210 as well…and still watch it on Soap network if I’m home alone.

    • Steve was a tool, LOL.

  5. love, love, loved 90210…I love this recipe..wonder how many points one of those little ramekins would be? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. gonna have to make me some!
    great post friend…you crack me up!

    • Yah, thinking the points would be a little crazy.

  6. I LOVED 90210!!!! Watched most of the episodes first in German LOL, and then again in English. I was quite obsessed with that and Melrose Place! My favorite was Dylan. Bad boy all the way!

    Love your peach pit crisp!!!! I haven’t made a crisp in forever and yours looks delicious in the individual dishes! Now I’m craving it big time!

    • Dylan was definitely a favorite on and off for me.

  7. oh man, i totally forgot about the peach pit… how funny… who was my favorite character? probably kelly because she seemed the most normal and down-to-earth but then again, that show was just messed-up… i miss monday nights – 90210 then melrose place… 😉

  8. awesome awesome post!!

    but your not obsessed much eh? 😉

  9. You could have brought one into the office for me!!! I would have put it into the toaster oven and then put ice cream on top. That could have been my breakfast and lunch! Oh how much happier my morning and day would have been, but NOOOOOO you had to take the day off!!! LOL!!! Seriously though, the crisp looks YUMMY!!! I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing day with your Mom and enjoy a long 5-day weekend away from work! I’m sure we’ll chat before Tuesday… 🙂

  10. Love the doll picture! I use to dress my Barbies up and take their picture!

  11. Happy 90210 Day! I was obsessed with that show too and had many fantasies of Dylan McKay.

  12. How much do I love the dolls ON THE PEACHES? Also, how much do I love that you have some leftover for me to FTSOO! Nomma.

  13. That’s awesome !! And now I want peaches. : )

  14. Peachy goodness is calling my name!

  15. ok, I LOVE peaches….I will be making this tonight. Wow…You were a total 90210 fan….My fav character on the show was Dylan….now you know how my son got his name. 🙂

  16. This is totally yummy—I could hear the theme song as I was reading the recipe!

  17. This is awesome!!!!

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