vintage dessert recipes

Pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce (1989)
Pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce (1989)

Here’s a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas! This retro ’80s recipe for pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce — which actually makes six sweet mini souffles — is surprisingly easy to make.

Crazy berry blue pie (1969)
Crazy berry blue pie (1969)

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.

Pecan pizza coffee cake (1968)
Pecan pizza coffee cake (1968)

Don’t worry, this delicious pecan pizza coffee cake is only _shaped_ like a pizza. The sweetness of this treat comes from a combination of brown sugar and maple syrup.

Mocha sour cream cake - Retro recipe
Mocha sour cream cake (1973)

This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.

Purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)
A zesty purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)

This zesty purple Jell-o poke cake has stripes of flavor from a tangy blackberry gelatin! Not feeling so purple? You can swap in any other flavor of Jello to make this cake recipe all your own.

Old-fashioned Christmas recipes for classic carrot pudding coconut joy cookies
Carrot cake Christmas pudding (1979)

This carrot cake Christmas pudding is a variation of the classic holiday dessert, but based on a carrot cake recipe. That means it should make a delicious treat even for those who aren’t fans of old-fashioned plum pudding.

Classic gooseberry pie recipe
10 old-fashioned gooseberry pie recipes

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!

Special K cookies recipe (1961)
Special K cookies recipe (1961)

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!

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes
160+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

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!