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7 Retro Desserts That Need to Make a Comeback

These desserts may be old-fashioned, but they definitely deserve a place on the table.

1. Baked Alaska

How could we have forgotten about this dreamy dessert! It's kind of genius when you think about it -- hot meringue, cold ice-cream, and cake -- all in one bite.

Baked Alaska

Photo by Meredith

2. Fresh Peach Trifle

A trifle sounds outdated and complicated, but it's actually a cinch to make. Trifles are delicious in the summer too when there's an abundance of fresh fruit available.

Fresh Peach Trifle

Photo by Molly

3. Grasshopper Cream Cheese Pie

First came the cocktail, then came the pie. This sixties classic is minty, creamy, and delicious.

Grasshopper Cream Cheese Pie

Photo by sweetserenade

4. Raspberry Icebox Cake

There are many different versions of icebox cake, but this one with graham cracker crust, jello, fresh raspberries, and cream is what dreams are made of.

Raspberry Icebox Cake

Photo by abbaplez

5. Bananas Foster

You will not find an easier or quicker dessert than bananas foster. Rum and bananas are meant to be together, and this sweet needs to be on more dessert menus.

Bananas Foster II

Photo by Nickel

6. Buttermilk Pie with Molasses

A classic, creamy, buttermilk pie is something that needs to be tasted to be believed.

Buttermilk Pie with Molasses

Photo by Laguna Lala

7. Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It looks like something from a history book, but this sticky, pineapple cake is sweet and scrumptious.

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Photo by BALDOR1


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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at