19335’s Peach Pit After Dark

Today is the day most women (over the age of 35) have been looking forward to, since February, when it was announced that 90210 was in the works for a reboot. Six episodes of 90’s awesomeness. Today will bring us back to when the Walsh family was the coolest family in town, when vests and baby doll dresses were all the rage, and when the man of my dreams was Dylan McKay.

Of course I had to theme a light menu for this evenings premiere. And by light, I mean in quantity of items, not caloric values. I wish that like the show, I could reboot my metabolism back to what it was in the 90’s!! Aah, youth. But I’m excited to watch with my girls, and since the premiere is being aired at 9 pm EST, which is “After Dark”, I thought it would be fun to incorporate sweet treats inspired by 90210’s Peach Pit restaurant.

So that’s what I did….

To start, the girls will be drinking a delicious peach milkshake. It was my own Peach Pit Hit.

  • 2 c. vanilla ice cream
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh peaches
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Whipped cream to top
  • Peach rings to garnish

Use a blender for the ice cream, milk, sugar and frozen peaches. Blend until a smooth, creamy consistency. Take two glasses and fill half way. Split fresh peaches and put half in each cup. Top with rest of shake, stir and top with whipped cream. Grab two peach rings. Garnish the whipped cream with one and eat the other. They are so yum!

For our snack, I had planned on making mini peach pies, but apparently my girls prefer their grandmas pies to mine. The nerve! Not to be discouraged by their rude little taste-buds, I perused the baking aisle at Wegmans for a delicious alternative. I came across a can of Duncan Hines Simply Peach pie filling & topping, complete with a recipe for an easy-to-make “peach crunch cake” on the back. Done! And lemme tell you…if Nat would have served this, it would have been his best seller. (Yes, we are big on quality control, people. We taste test everything to ensure only the best served at this Peach Pit.)

The recipe is as follows:

  • 1 can Duncan Hines Comstock Simply Peach Pie Filling and Topping
  • 1 package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1 stick butter, cut into small pieces
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional (as if)

Put pie filling at the bottom of a 9×9 pan. Dump dry cake mix on top and swirl with a knife until cake is moistened. Top with toffee bits, pecans, and butter pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and cool for at least an hour before serving.

Now, obviously this cake was not suitable for my son who has tree nut allergies. However, because it is a girls night and the cake needs some crunch as the name states, I put the toffee bits on (no pecans as my son has an airborne allergy to them and we don’t keep in the house at all). It is still delish. If you make it with nuts, save me a piece…I’ll be right over.

To finalize the menu, I, like Donna Martin once did herself, have a bit of the pre-prom Champagne chilling. And to pay homage to when Donna did get to graduate, I added a few “class rings” to the treat table. Yay for more sugar at 10pm.

We are ready and eager to dive into our Peach Pit faves shortly during the reboot premiere. Signing off to go and cuff my jeans, have a Zima and get ready. But before I do, I have to say…. Dylan McKay 4Eva. Won’t be the same without you.

Stop back and let me know what you think of tonight’s show!



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