Pineapple Fudge, Hot Broccoli Dip & Baked Potato Cheese Sauce

Favorite Ingredient Friday is hosted by Overwhelmed with Joy
Vintage Recipe Thursday is hosted by Joy of desserts

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1 cup evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • Combine the milk, sugar and butter. Bring to a boil.
  • Add pineapple and cook to 236 degrees (about 25 minutes), stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  • Cool.
  • Add lemon juice and beat until crystallization begins.
  • Pour into a greased pan and mark into squares.

2 medium stalks of broccoli, finely chopped
1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon tobasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon water

  • In a microwave safe bowl mix the broccoli, onion and water together. Microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Blend together remaining ingredients until smooth.
  • Add to broccoli mixture.
  • Serve warm with crackers.

1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup shredded sharp cheese
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Mix together until smooth.
  • Serve warm.
Vintage Recipe Thursday seems like a good place to offer you this list of can numbers and their size. Many old recipes call for an ingredient by the can size. I found these conversions in some vintage cook books. Many of my grandma’s old recipes called for a specific dollar amount of an ingredient. I wish I had a conversion table for 5 cents of hamburger or 10 cents of pork chops. I had to go to the library and try and convert from old grocery ads based on the approximate year.

  • No. 1 can = 1 1/3 cups
  • No. 1 tall = 2 cups
  • No. 2 can = 2 2/3 cups
  • No. 2 1/2 can = 3 3/5 cups
  • No. 3 can = 4 cups
  • No. 10 can = 12-13 cups
  • No. 303 = 2 cups

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I never heard of pineapple fudge…now im going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing it.
Ive also never heard of this can conversion..very neat.


I have to say I’m a little afraid of pineapple fudge!

I love the conversions, because I collect cookbooks & have many that have these kind of recipes. I also have the ones that call for “10 cents worth of hamburg meat”, lol!