When it comes to desserts, what is a bombe – and how do you make one? We have answers! Get several recipes and tips for creating beautiful old-fashioned ice cream bombes right here.
vintage dessert recipes
Whether you serve it before or after the main course, this old-fashioned strawberry pretzel salad is bright & colorful, sweet & salty, easy to make & delicious to eat!
Hot buttered Cheerios – a quick, easy snack made with Cheerios cereal. Make a bowl right now, and you’ve got Hot Buttered Os – plus 5 variations to try.
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!
This old-fashioned chocolatey cookie recipe couldn’t be easier! It’s made with a base of brownie mix, which you chill to make your own slice-and-bake cookies.
Make these melt-in-your-mouth classic chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar – candies with a little rum kick – with this retro recipe from 1982.
With this easy recipe from the 1960s, you can enjoy the crispness, flavor and nourishment of this popular Kellogg’s cereal in Special K cookies. Give ’em a try!
It’s a joy for the whole family to get in on the planning and making of holiday cookies days and even weeks before Christmas day arrives. Here’s a classic cookie collection from the ’50s.
Try these Triple Treat holiday bars: A vintage bar cookie recipe from 1973! They’re easy to make. Take one pan, bake one base, then top 3 different delicious ways.
If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!
If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, we’d like to tempt you into giving a sweet twist to your holiday baking: these vintage-style snow-topped thumbprint cookies with a hint of maple!
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.
Two Christmas traditions (eggnog and Kringla) rolled into one soft, cakelike cookie. Here’s how to make classic eggnog kringla cookies with this recipe from 1990.
Here’s a tasty holiday menu you probably haven’t seen before: Truman Capote’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Find a collection of delicious vintage dishes here.
Here’s how to make Truman Capote’s favorite retro recipe for a delicious cold banana pudding that’s topped with an airy meringue..
Homemade with love! These deliciously luscious pumpkin cheesecake bars don’t take long to make when you start with this classic recipe from the ’80s!
If you think your quest for the perfect classic pumpkin pie recipe has only just begun, we have news for you: you’ve just found the vintage recipe motherlode.
The now-ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and soon were called ‘famous.’ Here’s the original Toll House cookie recipe, plus more of their history!
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.
Four thin yellow cake layers tower upward – separated by thick creamy whipped cream with fresh berries – in this delicious classic strawberry torte recipe from the ’60s!
Made on a base of slice n bake cookie dough, these indulgent Rocky Road bar cookies are topped with chocolate frosting, marshmallows & nuts. Here’s the recipe from 1973!
This holiday chocolate nut squares recipe makes a delicious vintage cookie bar – filled with chocolate, pecans or walnuts, plus coconut on a sweet cookie dough base!
Peanut butter burst cookies are made with delicious peanut butter chips, and these treats from the ’80s are still a favorite today. Here’s the retro recipe!
Whether they’re right out of the box or in your favorite recipe, here is is an easy way to tempt the vanilla wafer lovers in your family: Make a nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake!
Everyone will love the taste of fall in what you make from these delicious vintage Libby’s pumpkin recipes! Pie is only the beginning.
By substituting trick or treating with a retro-style Meet ‘n Treat Halloween party, the holiday can become a time for sharing the fun with family and neighbors in a spirit of friendship.
This peppermint marble angel cake gets an extra festive touch from peppermint extract and bonus bits of crushed peppermint candy. Here’s a vintage recipe from 1990!
For this easy ’50s ColorVision cake recipe, pick 3 colors, then make your cake to match. Raspberry, strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon… any delicious flavor of fruit you like best. Here’s how.
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.
Here’s a classic recipe for a chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake from Hershey’s and Eagle Brand – a delicious retro dessert from 1990!
What is a ‘Busy-day’ lemon cheesecake? Get two easy vintage cheesecake pie recipes that require no cooking, no special pans, and no expensive ingredients.
Iced Nesselrode Pudding, a chestnut-based chilled sweet, was considered to be very expensive, very fancy, very tasty — and was, consequently, very popular during the Victorian era.
The Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe is a Jell-O poke cake-style dessert – a unique cake with raspberry gelatin baked right in! A bonus recipe is a similar treat: an orange jello pound cake.
These easy German sweet chocolate brownies are deliciously indulgent, and have a coconut-nut topping! Get the ’90s retro recipe right here.
Go a little retro this year! Make delicious holiday butter cookies and lots of different pressed Christmas cookie designs – including spritz – from these easy vintage recipes.
You can top this easy brownie pizza with any (or all!) of your favorite toppings – and don’t forget whipped cream or ice cream!
These deliciously rich caramel apple oat squares don’t take long to make, and these bars are doubly amazing when served with ice cream on top.
Ready for some good old-fashioned chocolate treats? Here are a dozen of our best vintage brownie recipes — lots of fudgy deliciousness with a retro twist!
Here are a couple recipes for petits fours – along with ways to make the frosting, fondant and decorations for these tiny cakes, all in the ’50s style!
Here’s how to make the famous Hershey’s Best Brownies – the classic fudgy recipe with real cocoa, made from scratch. Made easy.
Here’s a deliciously light springtime treat that’s easy to make — a no-bake lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows.
This gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake is topped with shiny sweet fruit, arranged in a pretty pattern. Get the vintage recipe from the ’60s here!
Here’s a delicious pineapple upside-down bundt cake — an easy-to-make pound cake dessert with a crushed pineapple glaze.
Here’s a vintage ’80s recipe for a marvelous no-bake frozen mocha cheesecake you can make in a breeze!
You’ll love this old-fashioned clove cake that’s really different from any other spice cake you ever tasted.
This pink lemonade ice cream cake is surprisingly easy to make – it starts with a boxed cake mix, and gets dressed up with filling and frosting. Try it!
Save this vintage Honeyscotch ice cream topping recipe to whip up again and again! It’s honey-smooth and honey-sweet – but not too sweet.
Try these easy no-bake pudding “cupcakes” – made with creamy pudding inside delicious little chocolate candy crusts.
This delicious gingerbread cake has a light and fluffy molasses meringue topping – perfect for the holidays!
What a treat for someone with a sweet tooth – an elegant apricot rum baba! Moist and rich and redolent of apricot nectar.