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Retro Desserts: 16 Vintage Dessert Recipes

Updated March 03, 2017

Do you remember those amazing retro desserts your grandma used to make back in the day? Gelatin molds, puddings, cream pies -- there's nothing like old fashioned recipes to transport your taste buds back to your childhood. But it's not always easy to find vintage dessert recipes that will fit into a diabetic diet, so sometimes you have to go without. But not anymore! We love vintage desserts too, so we decided to round up all of our favorite retro dessert recipes into one place so that you can take a trip down memory lane. Next time you get a craving for a vintage dessert, just take a look at this collection of Retro Desserts: 16 Vintage Dessert Recipes! These easy diabetic dessert recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth and make you feel like a kid again. 

Vintage Desserts

Fruit Squares

If you're still trying to find ways to get your kids (and those young at heart) to eat more fruit, Fruit Squares are a fun way to tempt their taste buds! Different fruit and sugar-free fruit gelatins combine to make a tasty duo that's a great alternative to high-calorie, packaged snacks. This easy diabetic dessert will satisfy your craving for a retro dessert any day!

EDR Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

This lighter version of a classic pudding will take your taste buds down memory lane in a heartbeat. Our Old Fashioned Banana Pudding has all the flavors you remember, but with better nutrition stats, so you can indulge in this vintage desserts guilt-free!

Flourless Applesauce Cake

We ditched the flour to bring you this Flourless Applesauce Cake recipe that's a healthier choice for anyone following a diabetic diet. Not only is this cake better for you nutrition-wise, but the applesauce makes it super moist and the spices make it extra-flavorful. This retro dessert is a winner all around!

EDR Fruity Fingerprint Cookies

Our Fruity Fingerprint Cookies are a lightened up version of your favorite vintage dessert recipe. This diabetic dessert is light enough to be enjoyed any time, guild free!

EDR Cinnamon Sugar Apple Rings

Did you know that the Granny Smith could be called the perfect all-purpose apple? It's available year 'round and stands up well to long cooking. You're going to wonder where this vintage dessert recipe has been all your life! 

Lighter Ambrosia

Our Lighter Ambrosia can still be classified as the perfect vintage dessert recipe, minus the guilt! The sweet, creamy, and fruity flavors are practically unbeatable. We've made this retro dessert even better.

Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

We hope you're ready to celebrate, 'cause our diabetic-friendly Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake is a party in itself. This easy diabetic dessert starts off with a simple, sugar-free shortcut, but gets dressed up with some yummy tropical toppings. It's so good, you're going to want to share this retro dessert with everyone!

EDR Peanut Butter Cookies

You don't have to be a kid to love peanut butter - or cookies, for that matter! This Peanut Butter Cookies recipe tastes just like the one grandma used to make, so you can indulge guilt-free in this vintage dessert. 

EDR Hummingbird Cake

One bite of this Southern favorite and you'll be thinking of Grandma (even if you're not from the South!). That's 'cause our Hummingbird Cake is so moist and flavorful, it reminds us of Grandma's best cakes. Our version may be a little lighter, but it's still got all the great spices and fruits of the vintage dessert recipe baked right in!

EDR Easy Coconut Pudding

Go ahead and go coco-nuts over this yummy Easy Coconut Pudding! You ought to, 'cause it's an easy diabetic dessert recipe that's also a retro dessert, just like you remember! Hooray!

EDR Cinnamon Banana Cake

Turn your ripe bananas into this delectably moist Cinnamon Banana Cake, perfect for any special occasion or any night of the week! Low-fat yogurt helps keep fat and calories low, while keeping flavor and nutrition high in this vintage dessert.

EDR Grandmas Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This classic recipe for Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies will take you back to the days of your childhood, when warm milk and cookies were waiting for you to devour as soon as you arrived home from school. But not to worry, we've altered the recipe just a little to make them diabetic-friendly, so you can still enjoy this diabetic dessert recipe in moderation!

EDR Crustless Apple Pie

With all the old-fashioned taste of traditional homemade apple pie, our Crustless Apple Pie is one you'll crave all year long. Made with fresh apples and the perfect blend of spices, one whiff of this retro dessert will have you running towards the kitchen!

EDR Super Strawberry Fluff

Here's an easy, low-fat, strawberry dessert recipe that'll taste heavenly, but won't cost you any work at all. Our Super Strawberry Fluff combines two of our favorite fruity flavors to create an easy diabetic dessert that'll really satisfy your dessert cravings!

Sweet n Salty Raspberry Bars

If you're looking for a lighter treat, you'll have to try our Sweet 'n' Salty Raspberry Bars. The sugar-free raspberry gelatin packs a punch of flavor, which pairs deliciously with the saltiness of the pretzels! it's an all-around vintage dessert winner. 

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Know what? There was homemade pudding before there was pudding in boxes and flip-top cans. And if you want to get back to the homemade goodness of vintage dessert recipes, try this Homemade Chocolate Pudding that's quick, quick, quick, and much better for you!

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