Old-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

1930s Strawberry Dessert Recipe

This strawberry custard recipe is from the 1930s! I found it in one of grandma’s cookbooks while clearing out her house.


Easy Strawberry Dessert Recipe
Vanilla custard with sugared garden or wild strawberries

The recipe says to use fresh strawberries but it also works with frozen strawberries.

Strawberry Dessert, Use Up Leftover Stale Cake

This old-fashioned strawberry dessert is a delicious way to use up that leftover stale cake! 🙂



1930s Vanilla Custard
  • 1/2 – 1 kg sugared garden or wild strawberries
  • stale cake cubes


Old-Fashioned Strawberry Custard Recipe

Combine milk, egg yolks, cornstarch and vanilla sugar in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens. Put the saucepan in a cold water bath, stirring occasionally.

Beat the egg whites until stiff. When the custard is cold, fold in the egg whites.

Stir the sugared strawberries into the vanilla custard.

Old-Fashioned Vanilla Custard With Wild Strawberries

Optional: Pour the strawberry custard over stale cake cubes.

Refrigerate until serving.

1930s Strawberry Dish

52 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

  1. We will love your Old Fashioned Strawberry Dessert! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  2. These look really good! My husband loves the strawberry “shortcake” in those dessert shells you can buy around strawberry season. This reminds me of that. I’m pinning this so we can try it when our strawberries are harvested! Thanks!

    Found you at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop!


  3. These look and sound so tasty! And the cute little jars you put them in just set them off perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us on Party in Your PJ’s!

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