Caramel surprise chiffon pie recipe (1953)

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Caramel chiffon pie recipe (1953)

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Caramel chiffon pie

So many new ways to enjoy Kraft caramels. Caramel surprises, they’re called. Unusual pies, cakes, brownies, rolls, cookies and other mouth-watering treats with that true caramel flavor you’ll never forget.

So for dessert tonight, why not start with a caramel surprise chiffon pie? Your family will love you for it.

Caramel surprise chiffon pie recipe (1953)

Caramel surprise chiffon pie recipe

Caramel chiffon pie

Another new idea from Kraft!


28 Kraft caramels
1 cup hot water
1 envelope gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup (1 6-ounce can) of evaporated milk, chilled until ice cold
1 cup chopped pecans
Baked 8-inch pastry shell


Place the caramels and hot water in the top of a double boiler. Heat, stirring frequently until the caramels are melted and the sauce is smooth. Soften the gelatin in the cold water and dissolve in the hot caramel sauce; add the salt and vanilla. Chill until slightly thickened.

Whip the chilled milk until fluffy. Fold in the caramel mixture and 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans. Pour this mixture into your favorite pastry shell that’s already been baked and sprinkle the top with the remaining chopped nuts. Chill until firm.

3 bonus recipe ideas!

Caramel Surprise “Philly” Frosting. Another variation of the “Philly” Frosting. Made with Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese and Kraft Caramels.

Caramel Surprise Sundae Topping. Here’s a delicious treat you can serve any time. Simply spoon caramel sauce over your favorite ice cream.

Caramel Surprise Nut-Covered Marshmallows. Smooth! Luscious flavor! It’s a treat the whole family will go for in a big way.

MORE: Caramel surprise upside-down cake (1953)

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