21 Vintage Desserts To Take You Back In Time
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21 Vintage Desserts To Take You Back In Time

Travel back to the good old days with old fashioned desserts just like Grandma used to make!

Updated 6/16/21

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21 Vintage Desserts to Take You Back in Time

There's nothing better than classic dessert recipes that just don't fade. We've dusted off our best recipes for 21 Vintage Desserts To Take You Back In Time. From vintage pies to Grandma's best cookie and cake recipes, these old-fashioned recipes for dessert will make you long for yesteryear.

Although today's confections are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth, sometimes there's nothing better than reverting back to the simple classics. What's even better, vintage recipes are often some of the easiest and quickest of the bunch, so you can serve your old favorites to your family or friends in a flash.

So whether you're headed to a decade-themed party or just want to try something different, we know you'll love these classic desserts.

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Old Fashioned Pie Recipes

Old-Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Nothing says "vintage" like a custard pie, so try this easy recipe.

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Vintage Strawberry Sponge Pie

Blend the textures of cake and pie with the strawberries of summer.

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Grasshopper Pie

Turn your kitchen into a retro diner with this minty chiffon pie.

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Old-Fashioned Southern Chess Pie

What is a chess pie, exactly? It's a pie that has raisins and dates on the bottom that is goes back all the way to the mid 1800's--doesn't get much more vintage than that.

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Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Raisin Pie

This super-moist pie has raisins and walnuts in it, flavored with fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Best Ever Chocolate Pie

Give chocolate pie the vintage dessert treatment with this recipe.

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Old Fashioned Funeral Pie

It's called a funeral pie because it tastes good all year round, and is made with ingredients that know no season. No wonder it's lasted so long!

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Vintage Cake and Trifle Recipes

Vintage Holiday Watergate Cake

A Watergate cake is made with pistachio, pecan, fizzy soda, and coconut. It's named after a Watergate salad (not the scandal), which is another vintage offering.

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Southern Vintage Pecan Cake

Enjoy pecans and Southern cooking with this delicious cake.

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Jumpin' Jimmy Coffee Cake

This cake is made with coffee and topped with chocolate Jimmys--the old-fashioned word for "sprinkles."

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Vintage Cake

Go classic and simple with this Vintage Cake.

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Made Famous by the 50s Cake

Perfect for a decade party, this vintage dessert recipe will bring you back to the time of poodle skirts.

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Sixties Fruit Cocktail Cake

Get groovy and break out the classic rock with this cocktail cake.

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Little Old Lady Lemon Pound Cake

Complete your tea party with this vintage pound cake that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Classic Tandy Cake

We wouldn't blame you if you didn't know what a tandy cake is...they're almost forgotten. But you can bring them back with this recipe that makes a yellow sheet cake with a layer of soft peanut butter and hard chocolate on top!

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Raspberry Jelly Roll

Jelly rolls are a famous vintage favorite, so bring the berry flavor with this Raspberry Jelly Roll.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownie Trifle Delight

This old fashioned recipe is the best way to finish off a big meal, and best served in a clear container so you can see the layers.

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Grandma's All-Time Favorite Vintage Desserts

Grandma's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The sour cream in these cookies keeps them super soft.

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Perfect Strawberry Jello Salad

Okay, this one's more of a dessert than a real salad, but the mold shape and pretty reddish-pink color will delight your guests and really make them feel like they've gone back in time.

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Old Fashioned Southern Teacakes

These cookies, while plain-looking, are the perfect treat to be served with something else, like coffee, tea, ice cream, or lemonade. Serve on a big front porch to make them extra Southern.

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Creamsicle Jell-O Mold

This recipe is another vintage Jello dessert, but we couldn't help ourselves. They just scream "Vintage!"

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