Though many have tried, no cook has ever been able to improve upon the taste of traditional pumpkin pie. Carnation’s famous pumpkin pie recipe is a Thanksgiving classic – and we have the ’50s recipe right here.
Vintage pie recipes
Find more than 100 vintage pie recipes, including retro classics like banana cream, chocolate, pumpkin, apple and many more family favorites from yesteryear!
In the 1950s, canned fruit cocktail was added to everything from jello salads to slices of meat. Here, see 42 old-fashioned ways they used to eat the sweet and fruity mix!
Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be light in color and light on flavor! Try these recipes for dark and delicious old-fashioned pumpkin pie with molasses & brown sugar – and see some other tasty variations, too!
A no-bake cherry cheesecake is a dessert that knows how to steal the spotlight at any gathering! We’ve re-created this vintage recipe step-by-step, with photos!
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert! Also known as Broken Glass Dessert, this easy treat fits busy schedules.
We found some great vintage graham cracker pie crust recipes, and ways to make other delicious crumb crusts. Get the basic how-to, and try some of these creative and classic combinations!
When it comes to 1950s desserts, it’s time to shine a light on a retro classic that’s also one of the easiest recipes of all time: the no-bake lemon cheesecake.
What can you make with green tomatoes? Here’s an old-fashioned recipe for fried green tomatoes, plus 10 more ways to use them!
This original Grasshopper Pie recipe creates a delicious and refreshing no-bake dessert, made up of a chocolate mint cream filling (with alcohol) in what’s basically an Oreo crust.
This easy vintage no-bake dessert recipe makes a light and delicious whipped angel food pie that has a crumb crust and a fluffy lemon-flavored filling.
These nutty retro pecan pie cookie bars offer all the sweet devastation of the traditional pecan pie filling, but the crust is a cookie-type base that any novice can produce.
This old-fashioned fruit cocktail eggnog pie was a holiday favorite in the 1950s! It’s easy to make, too – only the pie shell needs baking.
This easy and delicious recipe for a cool, rich and creamy double chocolate cream pie comes to you direct from 1982, and has that amazing old-fashioned flavor you might remember.
Once you have made your perfect pumpkin pie – using the classic Libby’s pie recipe or another version – you might want to accent your delicious dessert with one of these tasty pumpkin pie toppings!
More than good, Libby’s pumpkin pie is smooth, gently spicy, and perfect! Get the classic pie you love – the original vintage recipe is right here, with our very own step-by-step photos to guide you.
If you think your quest for the best pumpkin pie recipe has only just begun, we have news for you: you’ve just found the vintage recipe motherlode. Which is the best pie? Try some and decide!
What made this tasty classic country apple pie recipe from the 70s so special? Well, there were two big differences to traditional apple pies. Find out what they were here!
Pecan pumpkin pie adds the rich flavor of pecans in a crunchy top layer. Corn syrup is combined with canned pumpkin and eggs for a fast, smooth custard filling.
This retro pie recipe is a quickie – no oven needed! Just some easy-to-find ingredients combined in a saucepan and mixed in bowls, and you can have a fluffy and light lemon no-bake pie tonight.
Here’s a deliciously light springtime treat that’s easy to make — a no-bake lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows.
Here’s a deliciously elegant cherry cream pie that’s easy to make with cream cheese, pudding mix, and cherry filling. Get the retro 1960s recipe here!
Without a doubt, the humble dump cake has one of the worst names ever, but this sweet treat has still managed to stay popular since its introduction in the mid-sixties. See step-by-step photos for an apple pie dump cake recipe here!
Celebrate this season with this quick and easy Hollyday Mint Pie recipe. You’ll love how easy it is to get into the holiday spirit.
Find out how to make these delicious old-fashioned fall desserts with recipes for pumpkin dessert squares, a coconut choco-swirl cake & a date bar cake.
Something new has happened to pumpkin pie: Double layer pumpkin cheesecake pies! Cream cheese blends perfectly with spicy pumpkin, and bakes up smooth and creamy.
If you want to try something new that’s actually old for Thanksgiving, try making this homemade pie crust recipe from 1950!
This vintage easy pumpkin chiffon pie features a no-bake filling – and is made completely from scratch. Make it in just 9 easy steps, illustrated here!
The late-1960s brings us a couple of tasty mid-century dessert recipes perfect for repurposing any leftover Halloween candy bars you might have laying around!
Everyone will love the taste of fall in these delicious vintage Libby’s pumpkin recipes! Pie is only the beginning.
Cake baked in a pie shell… and a sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake. That’s Funny Cake – a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
Outwardly this Crazy berry blue pie looks normal. Like blueberry pie. But slice it. And it’s pie of another color. It’s a deliriously thick creamy lavender blue. With berries mixed madly through it.
With strawberries appearing in the supermarket, now is the perfect time to try the simple favorite Cool ‘n Easy Easter Pie.
This vintage 1970s recipe for a King Kamehameha pie makes a sweet and extra-fruity apple pie. The chunks of apple are set in a juicy pineapple glaze, then topped with cream and macadamia nuts.
When you think about vintage Hostess snacks, do you start to crave Twinkies, fruit pies, Ho-Hos, Ding Dongs, or just some slices of squishy Wonder Bread? Revisit your favorites here!
A good old-fashioned gooseberry pie has not been forgotten – the recipes are still enshrined in the hearts and the private recipe collections of many people. Here are some classics!
This retro recipe for a lemonade chiffon pie with lemonade crust may be straight out of the ’50s, but if you make it, that doesn’t mean you won’t want to eat it right out of the pie plate!
Delicious Christmas and holiday recipes with walnuts, including Chess pie, Walnut nuggets, Plum pudding, Walnut stuffing, Scotch trilbies, Panettone, and other delights.
Get retro Thanksgiving recipes for turkey fondue with horseradish sauce; winter garden salad; caramel rum pumpkin cake; ham supreme in crépes; two-tone tower salad and ported raspberry pie.
These two Libby’s pumpkin cheesecakes are rich with cheese and pumpkin and brown sugar, flavored with maple, topped with sour cream and cinnamon – truly delicious desserts.
This vintage recipe for a fluffy fruit pie from the ’50s combines maraschino cherries, crushed pineapple, lemon gelatin and more to make a delicious retro dessert.
Here’s an easy recipe for a retro treat from the ’70s – a creamy Dutch Apple dessert, with layers of graham cracker crumbs, sweet cream, apple pie filling, and a delicious topping.
Country apple pie recipe: Crisco’s old-fashioned recipe from 1952 This apple filling is rich with spice, extra nice. And the pie crust — yum! It’s
Here’s a vintage Johnny Appleseed Pie recipe from the Log Cabin kitchens for an apple pie that Johnny Appleseed himself would have been proud of, with extra flavor from maple syrup.
Here are three different recipes for vintage pumpkin meringue pies – one with a homemade pie and meringue topping, a second with a ginger-infused meringue, and the last using a pre-made pumpkin pie with a nutty meringue on top.
Here’s a scrumptious apple tart recipe what was worth $40,000 as the winning pie from America’s Bake-Off Contest in 1986!
Here are 12 amazing classic apple pie recipes, collected from newspapers published across the US throughout the ’60s!
Here’s a recipe that will turn pumpkin into a pie faster than Cinderella’s fairy godmother turned the fall fruit into a coach: Pumpkin Dream Pie – and all without any cooking or baking.
Depending on your preference, this retro creamy chocolate mint pie recipe from the 80s uses either Creme de Menthe liqueur, or you can use a little peppermint extract.
This spaghetti pie was the most delicious way one magazine’s food editors knew to stretch one pound of ground beef into six servings.
Bacardi daiquiri pie is as nice to eat as a Bacardi daiquiri is to sip. It tastes soft and cool, light and bright – and this dessert is a breeze to make.
This ’50s recipe for macaroni pie makes a casserole full of cooked pasta in a red spaghetti sauce, tucked into a pastry crust.
This Ko-ko-nut pie has a golden lacy top, its luscious filling with delicate coconut shreds – and now you can make it the good old fashioned way!
Fudge ribbon pie combines peppermint ice cream and a creamy fudge sauce, frozen and then topped with a peppermint meringue.
Here’s a cool pie for a long, hot summer! Summertime and the fixin’ is easy! And this sour cream lemon pie is as delicious at it is easy to prepare.
This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!
This delicious raspberry-topped lemon pie combines the tangy creaminess you love in a lemon meringue pie with the sweet-tart flavor of red berries.
Bake the recipe that won $40,000! This Italian zucchini crescent pie won America’s Bake-Off Contest, and it’ll win with your family, too.
Making this Toll House Pie — basically a big chocolate chip cookie pie — is probably easier than you think!
Fresh lettuce and tomatoes top this savory cheesy bacon, lettuce & tomato Impossible Pie, based on a classic recipe from the ’80s.
For this blueberry-marshmallow pie, you make fruit filling luscious with a marshmallow-whipped cream topping. Who’d believe anything so good could be so easy?
This tasty no-bake frozen pecan pie recipe comes from the ’80s, and delivers a chilly cheesecake-flavored filling studded with delicious nuts.
This banana rum pie starts with vanilla pudding, fluffy white frosting, and those beautiful bananas that know no season. Then add pecans and chocolate drizzle.
The Bisquick Impossible Pie recipe book is filled with ‘no time to cook’ pies: Bacon, quesadilla, cheeseburger, lasagne, taco, brownie, cheesecake & more!
Impossible cherry pie: A retro Bisquick recipe from the ’80s that’s impossibly easy because it makes its own crust, and is filled with cherry pie filling.
Here, get old-fashioned elderberry recipes for wine, elderberry jam & jelly, cobbler, pie and more delicious vintage-style treats!
You can whip up this easy and tasty chocolate-banana cream pie in just minutes with the help of some pudding mix and whipped topping!
Corn Quiche Lorraine is made with eggs, bacon, cheese, cream and creamed corn, then baked in a pastry shell. Get the vintage recipe here!
Try this Borden holiday eggnog pie, made with a filling of vanilla pudding, eggnog, spice, and whipped topping mix. The result is festive, delicious and easy.
Here’s how to make this retro recipe for a beautiful layered chocolate rum striped pie, with a how-to that comes from the ’70s!
Here are two great no-bake pumpkin pie recipes – a double layer pumpkin pie that uses instant pudding, while the second recipe has a base with plain gelatin.
Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Here are four different spins on a classic coconut eggnog pie recipe – one with bourbon, one with rum, two without booze – all delicious vintage desserts from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s.
Velvet almond fudge pie This is an extraordinary pie — incredibly chocolatey, incredibly rich, with the delectable crunch of almonds. What makes this pie so
From 1950: New adventure with pineapple: Classic pineapple pie! (Plus a tasty vintage variation to try) Try your hand… please your man with homemade pie
If you’re looking for a dessert that combines chocolate with cheesecake-style tang, this vintage recipe for a no-bake German sweet chocolate pie may be just what you need!
If you’ve never thought of putting luscious, ruby-red cranberries into a pie, hurry and find out how royally delicious this Ann Pillsbury creation really is!
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner food served at the original First Thanksgiving feast in 1621 provides a tasty menu for holiday tables today. Get some great recipes here!
Pumpkin is so versatile that it is a natural for our rich heritage of regional cooking. The varieties of pumpkin pie are seemingly endless. The following recipes are a sampling of some of these American favorites.
Imagine the chewy, chocolately goodness of brownies rich with pecans. That’s the filling in Betty Crocker’s chocolate brownie pie recipe
If your family enjoys a fluffy refrigerator-type pie, this Thanksgiving, you should try these two no-bake pumpkin pie recipes from the 1950s!
We know. A peanut butter chiffon pie with pretzel crust sounds as though it might be sticky or salty or heavy. But this dessert is incredibly light and outrageously delicious.
Get retro recipes for three delicious pies – each with a twist and starring some of America’s favorite flavors: apple, pumpkin and lemon.
Lemon cheesecake pie appeals to menfolks and everybody – because it’s not too sweet, thanks to the tang of fresh lemons. Try it!
If you love the good, butter-rich flavor of butterscotch pudding just as is… wait till you taste it in a flaky pie shell!
If you love those creamy, sweet butterscotch chips, here’s an easy recipe for a homemade butterscotch ice cream pie with a buttery graham cracker crumb base.
From the 1950s, here’s are two fruity, cheesecake-style dessert pizzas. You serve them like a pizza… you eat them like a pizza… tastes like a flaky party pie!
Here are three super-simple no-bake pie recipes for you All-American no-bake blueberry pie & Blueberry fluff are easy to make, and perfectly festive for summertime and all the patriotic holidays!
This recipe from the 1950s for frosty pineapple pie is super easy to make, and doesn’t need any special ingredients. Best of all, the recipe can be easily adapted to make other kinds of delicious fruity pies!
These three easy-to-make fruity no-bake yogurt pies combine fresh fruit flavors with yogurt, and the filling is spooned directly into handy ready-made graham cracker crumb crusts.
These two classic strawberry satin pies – including one beautiful enough to be featured on a magazine cover, the other an award winner – will dazzle you and your guests.
Try something a little deliciously different this year – have a chocolate pecan pie for Easter! Here’s a tasty retro recipe from the ’50s to make one, plus a bonus recipe for Easter egg peanut clusters candy.
Get 7 tasty classic dessert recipes from the ’60s: Quilting bee fudge cake, Pink beauty cake, Apricot velvet pie, Banana cream pie, Orange-pecan coffee cake, Spice puffs, Crispy sugar cookies
For Valentine’s Day, Washington’s Birthday or any day, give them something made with love, like these deliciously indulgent rocky road bars and a sweetheart fudge pie!
Popcorn pie? Macaroni and popcorn? Popcorn omelet? If you thought popcorn balls and cheesy popcorn was the limit of corny creativity, you were wrong. Here are 42 popcorn recipes to try.
All of these sweet potato pie recipes come from the early part of the 20th century — from 1915 until 1922 — and should give you some ideas for ways to spice up a sweet potato pie of your own!
Looking for some divine dark chocolate decadence:? Try this vintage double dark brownie recipe with a delightfully gooey chocolate glaze.
Here’s Jell-O pudding’s holiday pie – a holiday praline delight pie from the 1970s – plus a recipe for a praline pie in a crunchy praline pie shell!
You make these exciting walnut brownie desserts with boxed brownie mix. They’re quick! They’re easy! And you’ll love the homemade flavor of chocolately-good brownies.