Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vintage Recipe: Gingerbread Dessert

Gingerbread Dessert
"Luscious packaged pudding fills and tops in" — Theresa M. Lessmeister, Peru, Illinois

1 package gingerbread mix
1 package butterscotch pudding
2 cups milk
1 large chocolate-nut candy bar

Prepare gingerbread mix according to directions on package. Bake in 2 waxed-paper-lined 8-inch layer cake pans. Make butterscotch pudding with milk, following directions on package. Cool. Put gingerbread layers together and top with pudding. Sprinkle with finely chopped candy bar.

Gingerbread Dessert taken from the May 1945 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine.


  1. Courtney-that is what I call dessert! If you plan to make this any time soon, I would be happy to split it with you:)

  2. Oh, Valerie, if only we lived closer! I would definitely make the dessert, you could make the coffee, and we could have one great, 1940's conversation! ;)