Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vintage dessert recipes from Moncton’s Marven’s Biscuits

My late father worked at Marven’s Biscuits for 29 years from 1949-1978, so Marven’s memorabilia always interests me.

After my father died last August, my cousin Louise Richard and her husband Maurice gave me a very special gift of an antique Marven’s cookie tin. In her Christmas card, Louise included a couple of vintage promotional recipe cards that Marven’s issued in the 1950s or 1960s. I’m sure more than a few households saw these on their dinner tables in that era!

Enjoy these recipes for breton squares, napoleons, cream ‘n’ cinnamon pie, and cherry-mallow pie. Click on each photo for a larger version. (Editor’s note: For a PDF version of the recipes, click here.)

Vintage Marven's recipe for breton squares.
Vintage Marven’s recipe for breton squares.
Vintage Marven's recipe for napoleons.
Vintage Marven’s recipe for napoleons.
Vintage Marven's recipe for cream 'n' cinnamon pie.
Vintage Marven’s recipe for cream ‘n’ cinnamon pie.
Vintage Marven's recipe for cherry-mallow pie.
Vintage Marven’s recipe for cherry-mallow pie.