Classic butterscotch-nut pie, vintage chocolate-banana pie & old-fashioned ambrosia pie recipes (1960)

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Easy as pie – with Jell-O Puddings! (Quick and thrifty – and pie lovers love ’em!)

Butterscotch-Nut Pie recipe

If you love the good, butter-rich flavor of butterscotch pudding just as is… wait till you taste it in a flaky pie shell! Add nuts and meringue to make a super-scrumptious pie for Sunday-best. Jell-O butterscotch pudding is the shortcut to success!


1 package Jell-O butterscotch pudding
2 cups milk
1 baked 8-inch pie shell
2-egg white meringue
2 tablespoons broken pecan meats

Directions: Prepare pudding with milk according to package directions. Cool slightly (about 5 minutes), stirring once or twice. Turn into pie shell. Top with meringue and sprinkle with pecans. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 15 minutes, or until meringue is delicately browned.

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Vintage recipes for Butterscotch-nut pie, Chocolate-banana pie and Ambrosia pie

Chocolate-Banana Pie recipe

Even a beginner can make it with Jell-O chocolate pudding!

Directions: Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package. Cool slightly (about 5 minutes), stirring once or twice. Slice two bananas, and arrange on the bottom of a baked 9-inch pie shell. Cover with slightly-cooled pudding mixture. Chill. Garnish with a wreath of whipped cream, decorated with additional banana slices and cut maraschino cherries.

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Ambrosia pie recipe

Don’t forget Jell-O’s smooth-as-cream vanilla pudding when you want to please a pie-lover! It has a delicacy that’s are in packaged puddings. Ideal for a dream pie like this.

Directions: Prepare vanilla pudding as directed on the package. Cool slightly (about 5 minutes), stirring once or twice. Turn into 8-inch graham cracker crust. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream and decorate with orange sections and Baker’s coconut.

Graham cracker crust recipe: Combine 1 cup fine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press firmly on bottom and sides of greased 8-inch pie pan. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) for 5 to 8 minutes. Cool.

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