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26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts


Updated October 25, 2016
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Old-Fashioned Caramel Layer CakeIt's always great when we discover fun, new, and innovative recipes, but sometimes it's nice to get back to basics with some vintage recipes. In this collection of 26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts you will find some of our most delicious old-school desserts that are guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

Nana's Fried Apple Hand PiesThe fondest childhood memories are often of times spent in your grandma's kitchen. These recipes for old-fashioned desserts are guaranteed to remind you of days gone by. Whipping up some of these old-fashioned desserts from yesteryear will ensure that they will never really go out of style.

The best thing about these old-fashioned desserts is that they have universal appeal. No matter how old you are, you are sure to love each and every sweet treat included in this collection. You can easily start a new tradition that will last for decades to come just by making some of these old-fashioned desserts for your family and friends.

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Old-Fashioned Desserts

26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts

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Homemade Cake Recipes

Strawberry Coconut Punch Bowl CakeOld-Fashioned German Apple Cake

When you think of old-fashioned desserts, you most likely think of beautiful layer cakes on pretty pedestals. With these homemade cake recipes, you can recreate some of the best Southern desserts from the past. These cakes are perfect for dessert after Sunday dinner, potlucks and parties, or even for breakfast.


Homemade Pie Recipes

Best Buttermilk PieNana's Chocolate Pie

Making a homemade pie is often a labor of love, but it is so worth the effort. These classic homemade pie recipes are bound to become a permanent part of your recipe arsenal once you realize just how scrumptious they are.

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Cookie Recipes

Iced Lemon CookiesDate and Nut Chews

Nothing says you care like baking a batch of cookies for a friend, and these old-fashioned cookie recipes would brighten anyone's day. Invite your friends over for afternoon tea and reminisce while you pass around a plate of these homemade cookies. You won't regret it.

Other Old-Fashioned Desserts

Southern Banana PuddingGooey Pecan Cobbler

If you are at a loss for which of these old-fashioned Southern desserts to make, we guarantee that you cannot go wrong with these recipes for other old-fashioned desserts. They may not fit into a specific category, but they are still delicious and satisfyingly vintage!

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Old Fashioned Coconut Custard Pie Recipe

This easy Southern recipe for Old Fashioned Coconut Custard Pie Recipe is so delicious, you would never guess how simple it is to make. The creamy custard, rich coconut flavor, and flaky pie crust make for the perfect dessert recipe. This cool and creamy pie is the perfect indulgence on a warm day.


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