18 Vintage Recipes From Early America
From simple sweets to hearty stews, these recipes are inspired by early America. Learn which all-American eats have withstood the test of time!
Inspired by apple tansey, a staple in Colonial Virginia, this cake is bursting with big apple chunks. The addition of butterscotch sauce gives it a special, old-world feel.
In the early days, apple cider was one of the easiest beverages to produce as there were plenty of apples groves around. This drink was incredibly popular throughout the colonies.
Rumor has it that asparagus soup was one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes; he even had asparagus planted and grown at Monticello.
Quickly adopted by settlers, corn was planted and grown throughout the colonies. Corn chowder, like this recipe, was one way colonists used up their fresh produce.
Originally developed when wheat crops wouldn’t grow, this sweet and hearty bread is still common in the Northeast.
Slow roasted and chalk-full of hearty vegetables, dishes like this rump roast were common for special events.
Simple and easy to throw together, these cookies were a common treat. Martha Washington even had her own recipe!
Classic cakes were originally made with just four ingredient: a pound of butter, flour, sugar and eggs. This version has a few more ingredients that make it even more delicious.
Since barley grew in abundance in Colonial America, barley soup was a common way to warm up on a cold day.
Cornmeal johnnycakes rose to popularity when wheat crops failed to flourish in the colonies. This version add sausage for a hearty touch.
This treat was as popular during Christmas in Colonial America as it is today. Though, our modern-day gingerbread cake recipe has an extra-sweet touch of caramel sauce.