Written Recipes

Retro Pies from the 1950s

Vintage Recipes: 1950s Pies

This classic 1950s pie recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that will bring back memories of simpler times. The combination of sweet and tart flavors makes this pie a favorite for any occasion. Enjoy this classic recipe with your family and friends!


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2/3 cup shortening
– 5-7 tablespoons cold water
– 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (such as apples, peaches, or berries)
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 2 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring with a fork until dough forms a ball.
3. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each half of dough to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place one crust in the pie plate.
4. In a medium bowl, combine fruit, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon into the pie plate. Dot with butter.
5. Place the second crust over the top of the pie. Trim and flute the edges. Cut several slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
7. Let cool before serving.

Nutritional Information:

– Calories: 350
– Fat: 17g
– Cholesterol: 10mg
– Sodium: 250mg
– Carbohydrates: 45g
– Protein: 3g