Pioneer Pantry Recipes

interior of a small pantry with dishes and dry goods

Cooking from the Pioneer Pantry is a video series highlighting recipes and cooking techniques from the 1860s during times of scarcity. Filmed in at the Littleton Museum in the 1860s cabin. Episodes can be found on the museum's Facebook page and recipes can be found below.

Episode 01: Johnny Cakes
Recipe for Johnny Cakes(PDF, 9KB)

Episode 02: Dried Apple Pie
Dried Apple Pie Recipe and Poem(PDF, 60KB)

Episode 03: Pioneer Coffee
Recipe for Pioneer Coffee(PDF, 13KB)

Episode 04, part one: Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Puree Recipe(PDF, 16KB)

Episode 04, part two: Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin soup recipe(PDF, 8KB)

Episode 05: Pork and Beans
Pork and Beans Recipe(PDF, 55KB)

Episode 06: Switchel, Pocket Lemonade, and Raspberry Shrub
Switchel, Pocket Lemonade, and Raspberry Shrub recipes(PDF, 10KB)

Episode 07: Mock Apple Pie and Homemade Crackers
Mock apple pie and Homemade cracker recipes(PDF, 35KB)

Episode 07, part two: Mock Oysters
Mock Oysters Recipe(PDF, 9KB)