Pineapple Recipes

Pineapple recipes became a hit with American housewives in the 1910s and 1920s. The famous dish, the upside-down cake (left image), was a yellow cake topped with canned pineapple slices and maraschino cherries.

Canned pineapple producers compiled recipe books, and pineapple recipes also showed up in newspapers in woman pages and columns. Recipes can be seen below.

– Alice Kim

Search Strategy

within five words: “pineapple recipe”


The Seattle star (Wash.) 1899-1947, May 30, 1913, Page 5

Chipley banner, November 5, 1898, Image 4

Tacoma times (Wash.) 1903-1949, May 10, 1910, Page 4

Ogden standard, April 8, 1916, 4 P.M. CITY EDITION, Page 12

Washington herald (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, August 18, 1912, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 27

Daily capital journal, December 22, 1910, Page 3

Hawaiian star 1893-1912, May 20, 1911, SECOND EDITION, THIRD SECTION, Page 18

Omaha daily bee (Neb.) 187?-1922, June 28, 1903, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 18

Ogden standard (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, July 31, 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, Page 10

Washington herald, February 11, 1912, Magazine Section, Image 5

Washington times, April 3, 1916, HOME EDITION, MAGAZINE PAGE, Page 8

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