Turn back the clock with 55 of our best vintage Christmas dessert recipes. Stroll down memory lane and reminisce with us at Christmas on a Dime! Here are the most famous and culturally significant Christmas desserts in history!
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Best Vintage Christmas Desserts
These vintage Christmas desserts will never fail to bring you back to your childhood memories. Every bite and spoonful will surely remind you of those radiant sunshine and tranquil mornings. Every sniff of its luscious aroma will comfort anyone’s inner child!
If we could only wish and turn back time to the good old days, life would be easier. Luckily, our recipes can do exactly just that. Munch away as we give you these fantastic vintage Christmas desserts!
1. Cherry Fluff Salad
My idea of a perfect Christmas is a bowl of the creamiest cherry dessert! You can easily prepare one with marshmallows, pineapple, and condensed milk. Make your Christmas dinners fluffier with a dessert of cherry fluff salad!
2. Caramel Apples
A caramel apple a day keeps the holiday spirit from wasting away. Simple dip and twirl your freshly picked apples in a luscious caramel sauce. Enjoy a batch of these delicious candied fruits this Christmas!
3. Italian Zeppole Donuts
Who doesn’t love a tray of perfectly fried bread coated in sugar? Grace your festive Christmas dinners with an Italian dessert classic! Munch down on these simple yet flavorful Italian zeppole donuts!
4. Thumbprint Cookies
Put your stamp on this Christmas with these apricot jam delights! These classic German Christmas desserts are fancy looking but extremely easy to make. Grab a bite of these delicious Christmas thumbprint cookies.
5. Classic Cinnamon Pie
Homemade pies will always be a staple dessert every Christmas season. Make your homemade desserts a staple as well in your Christmas reunions. Let those dear to you enjoy a slice of our classic cinnamon pie!
6. Easy Pecan Pie
Pie is always best enjoyed when baked with the perfect proportions of ingredients. Make your Christmas dinners more comforting with a dessert pie. Our easy pecan pie recipe is the perfect dessert for that!
7. Christmas Cranberry Cake
Here’s an ode to your family with the classic cranberries. Do you have to let those cranberry cravings linger? Take a gander at our beautiful Christmas cranberry cake recipe!
8. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pump up your Christmas dinner crowd with a lively dessert! Kidding/pudding aside, a festive meal should always end with a hearty plate of sweet pudding. Treat your guests to our very palatable pumpkin bread pudding!
9. Christmas Fruit Salad
There’s nothing more vintage and timeless than the classic fruit salad. Make your version with a variety of luscious fruits and creams. Or better yet, try our delectable Christmas fruit salad recipe!
10. Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookies
If it’s the perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar. That you’re looking for in a dessert, you’ve come to the right recipe. Every bite of these tasty cookies will make you want to doodle rays of sunshine and rainbows. Munch away on our melt in your mouth, homemade Snickerdoodle cookies!
11. Easy Homemade Gingerbread Cake
Home is where all classic Christmas desserts come from. Our recipe provides a moist, flavorful cake that leaves you wanting more. You can’t just make that up with our easy, homemade gingerbread cake recipe!
12. Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
Lay out those crescent rolls and peel out those fresh apples. Fill your guests up with these amazingly delicious crescent roll apple dumplings!
13. Carrot Cake
This cake is the perfect dessert to trick your kids into enjoying nutritious carrots. Load up your evenings with fiber and vitamin A with a touch of cream cheese! Treat your loved ones to a beautiful slice of our luscious carrot cakes!
14. Butterscotch Cake
Santa Claus is coming soon, and you butter be on your best behavior. Calm your nerves and chill out with a slice of our delightful butterscotch cake recipe!
15. Easy Sopapillas
Here’s another classic Christmas favorite originating from Mexico. Add this recipe to your arsenal of fried desserts! Enjoy the crunchy sweetness of our easy sopapillas recipe!
16. Christmas Cowboy Cookies
Giddey up this Yuletide season with another Christmas classic! Brace for a surprise of a delicious blend of oatmeal, M&M’s, and shredded coconut in one tasty cookie. Check out our yummy Christmas cowboy cookies recipe!
17. Sweet Potato Pie
Back then when times were simpler, all you needed was a kitchen and sweet potatoes. Bring back the good old days with the richness and simplicity of sweet potatoes! Take a bite from a delicious dessert with our sweet potato pie recipe!
18. Chick-fil-A Peppermint Milkshake
Founded way back on May 23, 1946, Chick-fil-A has found its place in the hearts of many. Decades later, it still has yet to leave as it remains a popular crowd favorite. Bring its flavors to your home with our Chick-fil-A peppermint milkshake recipe!
19. Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins
Start your Christmas mornings right with the perfect blend of crispiness and tartness. Keep your legs moving as you bake a sweet and savory tray of muffins! Try out our signature oatmeal applesauce muffins!
20. Lemon Blueberry Muffins
If you think blueberries blended with the citrusy tang of lemon is a recipe for disaster, you haven’t tried ours. Cook up a delightfully delicious muffin with these easy to find ingredients. Take a gander at our beautiful and eye catching lemon blueberry muffins!
21. Mini Banana Bread Muffins
You can never have too many muffins. Add more to the flavorful variety of Christmas muffins you already have. Have a hearty evening dessert with our mini banana bread muffins!
22. Chocolate Milkshake
Here’s a chocolate beverage classic that has seen decades of Christmas celebrations! Turn your kitchen into a Christmas chocolate factory with just three easy ingredients. Gulp down on your mugs with our signature chocolate milkshake recipe!
23. Easy Homemade Eggnog
And just as the Powerpuff Girls’ narrator says: it’s sugar, spice, heavy whipping cream, and egg yolks! Whisk away as you make this creamy and flavorful holiday dessert drink. Have a blast with your family and friends while drinking our easy and homemade eggnog!
24. Eggnog Fudge
Bring the comforting holiday flavors of eggnog into your regular fudge desserts. Enjoy your Christmas gatherings with a dessert table full of our eggnog fudge.
25. Eggnog Cupcakes
Incorporate your favorite Christmas drink into these delicious cupcakes. Make your guests rich and sweet vanilla flavored cupcakes with an eggnog twist. Try making use of our eggnog cupcakes recipe!
26. Pineapple Dream Dessert
I had a dream, that pineapple infused in cream cheese would make a perfect Christmas dessert! Add to that a vision of a crisp yet moist and flavorful graham cracker crust. Leave your guests dreaming about the next Christmas dinner with our pineapple dream dessert recipe!
27. Easy Candy Cane Pie
Since its introduction way back in 1912, Oreos remain a worldwide cookie favorite. Twist, lick, and dunk your spoons into the creamy fillings of our easy candy cane pie!
28. Gingerbread Men Cookies
Nothing speaks Christmas more than the tang of sweet gingerbread! Fill up your stomach with a plateful of these treats. Don’t waste a second to grab a plateful of these gingerbread man cookies.
29. Christmas Cranberry Pudding with Butter Sauce
When we think of vintage, we think of grandma; when we think of grandma, we always remember pudding. Christmas dinners are not complete without a plate of deliciously flavored pudding for dessert. Chow down on this amazing Christmas cranberry pudding with butter sauce!
30. Homemade Peach Mango Pie
A dessert recipe with fresh fruit and an assortment of spices will never fail to satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy a freshly baked dessert that will take you home to the place where you belong! Savor every bite of this luscious homemade peach mango pie!
31. Old Time Grandma’s Molasses Fruitcake
Our grandmas will always have a warm place in our hearts and our kitchens. Here’s an ambrosian Christmas dessert perfect for reminiscing the good times with our beloved grandmothers. Grab a big bite of this old time, grandma’s molasses fruitcake.
Translating to potato shaped balls in German, these candied treats are a staple in German Christmas celebrations. Marzipankartoffeln is very easy to make, and it takes nothing more than three ingredients! Munch on these on your Christmas evening strolls in the streets of Germany!
33. Mexican Hot Chocolate
A cup of hot chocolate will always bring comfort to anyone down in their spirit. Spice up your usual cup of hot chocolate with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and chili powder! Have your taste buds melt over this amazing Mexican hot chocolate recipe!
34. Eggnog Milkshake
Drown your regular eggnog recipe with a dose of thick vanilla ice cream. Shake off all your worries and fears with every flavorful sip of this delectable dessert beverage! Try this creamy and delicious eggnog milkshake recipe for your holiday night outs!
35. Harry Potter Butter Beer
It does not matter if you say “wingardium leviosa” as “wingardium levi osa.” This Harry Potter butter beer recipe is here so that even muggles can enjoy a mug or two.
36. Mulled Wine
Here’s a beverage you can prepare for your parents and elders this Christmas. And if you behave well enough, maybe they’ll allow you a quick taste of it as well! Help Mom and Dad catch a break during the holidays with a warm mug of the classic, delicious mulled wine.
37. Eggnog Cranberry Muffins
Anything works well with a perfectly prepared eggnog! Take those same eggnog ingredients in making this beautiful Christmas pastry for everyone to enjoy. Spoil your little kids with endless servings of these delightful eggnog cranberry muffins!
38. Snickerdoodle Muffins
Bring the familiar taste of Snickerdoodles we came to love into a brand new Christmas pastry! A fluffy holiday dessert featuring the same cinnamon kick from everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie. Add a touch of milk and Greek yogurt to these mouth watering Snickerdoodle muffins!
39. Gingerbread Muffins with Creamy Lemon Glaze
Just looking at pictures of these delectable holiday pastries will make your mouth water instantly. Munch away on a hearty batch of beautifully glazed Christmas gingerbread muffins! This gingerbread muffin with creamy lemon glaze is oozing with flavor and is worth all the public craze!
40. Grandma’s Old Fashioned English Trifle
Dig into an explosion of flavorful layers in this fancy looking Christmas dessert. Watch as old fashioned becomes a modern colorful treat with each layer. Friends and loved ones can never resist the charm of Grandma’s old fashioned English trifle!
41. Molded Cranberry Orange Salad
Bring life to those monotonous potlucks with a luscious pot of this exquisite looking dessert. Amaze your friends with this delectable fruit delight. Savor every bite of this molded cranberry orange salad recipe!
42. Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake
Stray away from your regular cream cheese cheesecake and treat your friends with something new. Get your closest friends to get a taste of your latest addition to your dessert recipes! Relish every creamy spoonful of this lush amaretto ricotta cheesecake recipe!
43. Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread
Here’s a Christmas dessert that perfectly blends savory and buttery in a pastry dessert. Share the love and affection in Grandma’s cooking with this Scottish specialty recipe. Munch down on endless servings of Grandma’s Scottish shortbread!
44. Cranberry Almond Apple Pie
If it’s the perfect pie you’re looking for, look no further from this three ingredient recipe. Savor the goodness of cranberries, almonds, and apples as they blend perfectly in one delicious pie. You haven’t tasted genuinely delectable pie if you haven’t had a taste of this cranberry almond apple pie!
45. Easy Apricot Pecan Christmas Sugar Plums
You’re my honey bunch, sugar plum, you’re my apricot pecan Christmas sugar plum! You’ll find yourself mindlessly chewing on an entire bowl of these sugary delights.
46. Granny’s Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce
Christmas gatherings will never be without a dessert featuring the familiar tang of gingerbread. Spice it up with a healthy drizzle of sweet and luscious caramel sauce. Mix it all up and you have yourself a delicious serving of Granny’s gingerbread with caramel sauce!
47. Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Toffee pudding by itself is already one hell of a delicious dessert. Why not make it stickier with a touch of lush butterscotch sauce? Spoil your sweet toothed friends with a hearty serving of your sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce!
48. Old Fashioned Steamed Carrot Cake Pudding
Here’s another way of making those little kids appreciate the flavors of carrots! If you can’t beat them, then the only other option is to join them. So dig in with your kids as you nourish yourselves with this delectable, old fashioned steamed carrot cake pudding!
49. Molasses Sandwich Cookies with Coffee and Cream
Sweeten up those regular cookies with a touch of coffee, cream, and the sweet tang of molasses. Enjoy a perfectly baked batch of these molasses sandwich cookies with coffee and cream! Your friends will surely keep coming back to your household for a taste of more of these!
50. Traditional Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies
There’s a reason why fruit and nut are a staple flavor in a variety of our favorite sweets. The contrast of their textures and flavors is just perfect for each other. And there’s nothing more perfect than the flavors of these traditional raspberry almond linzer cookies!
51. Nana’s Rocky Road Fudge
Add a different twist to your regular, chocolate hot fudge with a dash of salted peanuts. Have a taste of this luscious, Nana’s rocky road fudge.
52. Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting
Chocolate Chiffon cake has always been a staple in most family gatherings. Imagine making it even more flavorful with a hearty topping of whipped cream frosting. See for yourselves when you finish preparing this chocolate chiffon cake with whipped cream frosting recipe!
53. Decorated Christmas Cut Out Cookies
Cut out all stress by immersing yourself in cutting out assorted Christmas cookie shapes. Show and tell your favorite Christmas stories with our decorated Christmas cut out cookies! These are perfect for making Christmas gatherings with your favorite cousins warmer and more interactive.
54. Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling
Chocolate chiffon cake alone isn’t enough chocolate! Add to that experience a burst of oozing praline filling. Boost your chocolate experience with this luscious chocolate cake roll with praline filling recipe!
Make one of these traditional Christmas desserts for your family this year. We love making Christmas cakes to give out as gifts.
55. Mocha Baked Alaskas
Enjoy every spoonful of this fluffy and decadent chocolate themed dessert. You will never find another kind of dessert experience like this one. Spoil your family and friends with something new with these mocha baked Alaskas!
This dessert is perfect for the holiday season and other times of year.