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.
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.
It’s the sweetest season, and we’ve collected a mix of vintage homemade candy bar ideas for Halloween — going back as far as 1956!
Chilly, creamy and crunchy, but with a flavor profile that might put you in mind of a deconstructed homemade Butterfinger, you can whip up these butterscotch bars in a jiffy!
If you want to try something new that’s actually old for Thanksgiving, try making this homemade pie crust recipe from 1950!
Here’s an easy recipe for no-bake chocolate-butterscotch candy bar cookies! They have a luscious layer of butterscotch flavor (mixed in with Cheerios cereal and marshmallows), which is then topped with a delicious layer of chocolate.
This vintage pumpkin chiffon pie features a no-bake filling — and is made completely from scratch. Make it in just 7 easy steps!
This retro chocolate caramel nut bars recipe is the best of both of the candy bar classics! And it’s a very easy sweet snack to make at home. Get the vintage 80s recipe here!
These nutty chocolate caramel bars feel a lot like a creamy, dreamy, frozen Snickers bar — perfect for any festivity where fans of candy bars cluster.
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!
If you love the tangy taste of pineapple, and have been hoping to find some delicious old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake recipes, you just need to look back a few decades!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This delicious vintage Graham streusel cake starts with a boxed mix, the batter divided and adorned with a streusel-type crunch, and after baking, is drizzled with a light powdered sugar glaze. Here’s how to make it!
This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.
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.
How can you make this 10-minute no-bake peachy cheesecake recipe with no eggs, no flour, no cooking? With this delicious retro recipe from the sixties!
This Striped Delight vintage dessert recipe features one dark layer of chocolate pudding between two white layers of a light and creamy cheesecake-like filling.
While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory, we can still remember their glory days through these magazine ads and TV commercials!
Libby’s vintage Fruit Float debuted in 1974, and was a canned mix containing pieces of real fruit that, when mixed with milk, made a light and fruity pudding-like dessert.
In the ’80s, these sweet vintage Dunkin’ Donuts glass jars came filled with Munchkins donut holes, and were meant to live out the rest of their days on a kitchen counter, just waiting to be refilled with tasty treats.
Here’s how to make the famous Hershey’s Best Brownies – the classic fudgy recipe with real cocoa, made from scratch. Made easy.
Remember the great taste of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and real milk chocolate with this retro recipe for Indoor S’mores!
Five flavors of whipped gelatin form this colorful, spectacular dessert: a rainbow cake – an eye-catching red, pink, orange, green and purple layered dessert recipe!
Red, white and blue flag cakes are always fun to have for patriotic holidays, and this stars and stripes dessert – covered with bright berries – has one of the simplest recipes around!
Remember these chocolate desserts made with Oreo crumbs that look like you’re eating straight out of the garden — Dirt pie and dirt cups? Here’s how to make these simple, silly desserts the retro ’90s way.
Stouffer’s ice cream – really? Yep! Since they were already a well-known freezer brand, the company tried to expand outside the TV dinner/frozen meal market back in the mid-seventies.
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in the 1930s, and by 1940, the recipe was known across the country — and their popularity has hardly waned since. Here, get the original version of the treats recipe, along with some modern variations!
To a generation raised on instant mixes, old-fashioned chocolate pudding recipes like these may seem unnecessary. But considering the dessert’s enduring allure, why not try a classic version?
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.
Here is an easy 1970s chocolatey Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe from C&H. With it, you can easily make these sweet treats for the holidays – or any day of the year!
For the many fans of minty vintage McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes, here you can see some old television commercials for the cold green stuff from the 1970s and 1980s! PS: They weren’t always mint-flavored.
What is a tomato soup cake? Find out with these vintage recipes for what was really a classic spiced cake – although with one unusual addition: a can of regular tomato soup.
With fun flavors like pink lemonade, toffee and macaroon, check out these 30 vintage cake mixes and varieties you just can’t get anymore.
Pepperidge Farm remembers… but do you recall all of these classic cakes, cookies, breads, turnovers & other treats they made years ago? (And did you know they once made canned soup?)
They’re the treats you probably always wanted your mom to buy — old-school cookies, including both classics and long-forgotten brands. Here’s a look back – see how many you remember!
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!
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!
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.
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.
How about a little old-fashioned holiday inspiration? Check out these super-cute retro Christmas cake decorating ideas to help you use frosting to make a wreath, stocking, reindeer, Santa Claus cake and more!
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.
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!