Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Pies Chef Alexis deBoschnek Recreates Retro Fruit Cocktail Parfait Pie Be the first to rate & review! Taste the nostalgia with this classic BHG vintage pie recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process and Katlyn Moncada Katlyn Moncada Instagram Katlyn Moncada is the associate food editor at BHG.com, sharing food news and tutorials on becoming better home cooks. She is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience in digital media, photography, and video production. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 21, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 pie Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe This retro fruit pie recipe comes from a vintage edition of a Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. As chef Alexis deBoschnek begins to prep the fruit cocktail pie, she notes this fun recipe contains all of her favorite things she ate growing up—fruit cocktail, ice cream, and vanilla wafer cookies. Many recipes like this from the '50s contain gelatin to "really get that jiggle." Lemon gelatin is used in this recipe to add flavor and (we assume) color. Combined with just a few simple ingredients, deBoschnek loves that "in so many of these recipes they use all of the ingredient," she says, referring to the juice from canned fruit cocktail being utilized. Unlike some of the recipes in vintage cookbooks, deBoschnek likes the fact actual timings are used here, so you don't have to guess when steps are done. Highlighting 100 Years of Food Trends with BHG Ingredients 1 can fruit cocktail 3 ounce package lemon gelatin 1/2 cup water 1 pint vanilla ice cream 1 spray , about 1/3 second cooking spray 20 cookies vanilla wafer cookies Directions Line the bottom of greased 9-inch pie plate with whole vanilla wafers. Trim ¼ inch off enough wafers to stand up around edge of plate. Crumble a few wafers; fill chinks in bottom crust. Drain fruit, reserving syrup. Add enough water to syrup to make 1 cup; heat to boiling in medium saucepan. Add gelatin; dissolve. Add cold water. Cut ice cream in 6 pieces; add to hot mixture; stir until melted. Chill until mixture thickens (about 15 to 20 minutes). Fold in fruit. Turn into cookie crust. Chill until firm (45 minutes for creamy filling up to a few hours for a firmer gelatin). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 488 Calories 23g Fat 68g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 488.4 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22.9g 29% Saturated Fat 8.5g 43% Cholesterol 14.6mg 5% Sodium 286.9mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 68g 25% Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8% Total Sugars 40.9g Protein 5.4g Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0% Vitamin C 0.9mg 4% Calcium 60.9mg 5% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 228.4mg 5% Fatty acids, total trans 0.5g Vitamin D 2.6IU Alanine 0.2g Arginine 0.2g Ash 1.4g Aspartic acid 0.3g Caffeine 8.2mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 17.8mg Copper, Cu 0.3mg Cystine 0.1g Energy 2045.1kJ Fluoride, F 27.6mcg Folate, total 60.1mcg Glutamic acid 1.2g Glycine 0.2g Histidine 0.1g Isoleucine 0.2g Leucine 0.3g Lysine 0.1g Methionine 0g Magnesium, Mg 37.4mg Manganese, Mn 0.5mg Niacin 2.3mg Phosphorus, P 124.7mg Pantothenic acid 0.2mg Phenylalanine 0.2g Proline 0.4g Retinol 38.3mcg Selenium, Se 3.8mcg Serine 0.2g Starch 21.2g Theobromine 62.2mg Threonine 0.2g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.7mg Tryptophan 0.1g Tyrosine 0.1g Valine 0.2g Vitamin A, IU 212.3IU Vitamin A, RAE 42.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 26.3mcg Water 76.9g Zinc, Zn 0.8mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.