Historic Recipes

Each day, the costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village demonstrate 19th-century cooking. The recipes for special dishes (or "receipts" as they were called in the 1830s) are frequently available to visitors who witness the demonstrations. A select list of the most frequently requested recipes are available here.

Another Christmas Cookey

Cranberry Sauce

Dressed Macaroni

Dried Apple and Cranberry Pie

Fricasseed Jerusalem Artichokes 

Gourd Soup

Lemon Pudding

Macaroni (Homemade Noodles)

Marlborough Pudding

Mince Pies

New Years' Cake

Parmesan Ice Cream

Pear Marmalade

Potted Cheese

Pounded Cheese

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Shrub

Roasted Cheese

Washington Cake

Tunbridge Cakes