Here’s how to make homemade syrup using peach pits or cherry pits. The jewel-toned syrup is tinged with the flavor of ripe fruit and almonds.
- Flavor iced tea or coffee.
- Drizzle peach syrup over pancakes and fruit salad.
- Add cherry syrup to your brownies.
- Spoon either over vanilla or plain cashew nicecream.
A Something-for-Nothing Recipe: Super Thrifty!
Homemade stone-fruit syrup puts the pits to use after you make cobbler or pie, making this a something-for-nothing recipe. Even pits from cling-free peaches work. It costs only 5 cents for a two-tablespoon serving, using organic sugar. You might use less in your tea and more over pancakes, so also know that it costs just 77 cents for two cups of syrup. I count the pits as free because I threw away mountains of them before I learned how to make this recipe.
This Syrup is Safe
Stone-fruit pits do have traces of cyanide, but boiling the pits renders the poison harmless. Even raw, they are safe in any quantity you would be likely to eat, even on an island with nothing but peach and cherry trees. So boil up the pits and enjoy!