Just like the latest clothing styles, food trends can also come back into fashion! Take a cue from your grandma by baking one of these tasty retro treats, like a spin on the classic key lime pie or a new way to do berries and cream. Although these desserts were staples at the dinner table in years past, you just might welcome them into your modern kitchen routine!
Zesty key lime pie is made more fun in individual serving-size containers! This recipe from Tasting Table calls for a simple graham cracker “crust,” plus the smallness of each container means the bakes are done in half the time. Or, you know, if you’re feeling motivated, you can just bake double the amount!
Baked Alaska is comprised of layers of ice cream and pound cake, all encased in beautiful torched meringue swirls. Preppy Kitchen finds a lovely balance between the icy-cool and charred flavors of this confection, giving this dessert a modern twist by calling for mint and chocolate ice cream.
This snackable version of chess pie—the iconic, custardy Southern dessert—is approachable for any home cook or beginner baker. Ben Mim’s buttery recipe shared by Taste of the South will go down easy at football tailgates and summertime picnics alike.
Berries and cream is a super-simple dessert you’d find at any mah-jongg night or church picnic. This fun take on the classic dish from Martha Stewart uses macerated strawberries and hand-whipped cream as layers in an airy chiffon cake.
Sally’s Baking Recipes created a pumped-up version of the traditional German treat, featuring homemade whipped cream and sweet spiked cherries. Don’t be afraid to use a heavy hand when topping the cake with rich and chocolatey ganache!