The Full Collection of Pillsbury Bake-Off Books

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Yes, isn’t this amazing!?  It is every Bake-Off book since the first one in 1949.  The only one missing is the new one which will have the $1 million prize-winning recipe!  You can find out who wins tomorrow on Oprah.  Then I will have to go take another photo!

P.S.  See the 3rd book from the left here at the bottom?  My daughter Kristina’s recipe is on the cover!

20 Responses to The Full Collection of Pillsbury Bake-Off Books

  1. March 15, 2019 at 8:55 am #

    Debbie, I am trying to find the Pillsbury Bake offs # 47, 48, & newest 49th. I would appreciate it if you could help me.
    Thank you.
    Rosemary La Roux

    • March 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Rosemary- I have found the best ways to find the Bake-Off books (and many other cookbooks) is at used book stores, antique stores, cookbook stores like Kitchen Witch in New Orleans or Bonnie Slotnick cookbooks in New York both which you can call and they will do a search for you and mail them to you; or on eBay or Etsy. The Pillsbury website will be of no help. I hope you can find them!

    • July 4, 2020 at 4:02 am #

      Those don’t exist. Pillsbury retooled and scaled down the contest after the 46th and stopped making the cookbooks.

  2. March 16, 2019 at 11:25 am #

    Hi Debbie,
    I as so impressed w/your cellar…what a beautiful display…what a fantastic creation.
    Thank you for your response….I have been all over the internet & found your site.
    I thought it was a site for selling cook books.
    Had a nice tour….congratulations…..
    I will use your contacts you provided…
    Pillsbury ???????I contacted them & behold !!!!!! I agree with you, they were not
    helpful for being a publishing business…However, I will pursue.
    Have a wonderful week-end.

  3. March 17, 2019 at 10:35 am #

    Hi,
    I don’t know if you received my reply…so therefore submitting
    it again. Congratulations for your daughter to be published
    on the cover of the Bake off. What # Bake off was it?
    Have a good day.

    • March 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Rosemary – Yes, I received your reply but I haven’t checked my mail for a couple days because I’m still visiting my granddaughter’s and they have been keeping me busy! I sent you an email a few days ago, but maybe it went to your spam folder? To answer your question about my daughter Kristina’s recipe on the Bake-Off cover, it was Bake-Off #39 in 2000.

  4. May 6, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    I donated my old collection of bakeoff cookbooks to Goodwill and oh how I wish I had them back. Right now I’m looking for a recipe from one of them called “Cheese Crusted Flat Bread”.
    It’s not really flatbread, because it’s made with yeast, but it’s so good – I made it for many years, but have forgotten the recipe. If anyone has the book it’s in, I’d be very grateful if you could share the recipe!

    • July 18, 2020 at 12:54 am #

      Hi Bonnie – Do you remember approximately what year it would have been, or which Bake-Off, or even maybe what was on the cover? That would help in the search.

  5. August 14, 2020 at 10:08 pm #

    I am looking for a bar recipe that would have been on the cover of a 1965-1975 edition. The base of the bar was a shortbread type, the top part was kind of toffee colored and they were topped with slivered almonds. Any help would be fabulous. Thank you.

    • August 21, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      Hi Kim – I will see if I can find it for you!

  6. August 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    Thank you.

  7. October 15, 2020 at 9:17 am #

    Hi Debbie,
    Great collection!! I was wondering if you could help me out. I have been looking for a recipe that I used to make all of the time. I have found the cover , but cannot find the actual bake off cookbook. I believe it was #38. And, the recipe was Chocolate Passion Torte, it had a chocolate lattice on the top and a brownie bottom with crushed oreos, and a chocolate moose with oreos, and white chocolate candy bar. I used to take this to church functions and always made it for birthdays. We have moved a couple of times and I have lost this book and recipe. I have searched all over the internet to no avail. Praying you can help me locate the recipe or at least verify which issue it is in. Would have been around issue #37. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Sincerely, Patty Bryan

    • October 15, 2020 at 11:03 pm #

      Hi Patty- I will look for the recipe and get back to you. It sounds delicious!

  8. May 19, 2021 at 10:57 am #

    I have the entire collection of the bake-off cookbooks from my Mom. I no longer want them.
    Best way/place to sell them? I am moving soon.

    • May 19, 2021 at 8:45 pm #

      Pat, I would guess eBay. I will also be happy to ask some people I know who might be interested. What price did you have in mind? If you like, you can email me at [email protected]

  9. June 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

    Hello, I’m traveling can don’t have access to a beloved recipe. I believe it’s in the 11th (1959) cookbook, and called “Chocolate Speckled Sponge Cake” by a woman from Bismarck, ND. Many thanks if you can find a way to get me the ingredients list—I remember the instructions well.

    • June 28, 2021 at 8:06 pm #

      Check your email, Sue. I sent you the recipe!

  10. November 13, 2021 at 11:28 am #

    Around the time of the tunnel of fudge cake and the graham cracker cake, there was one called Cherry Almond Fudge. I used to make it for my now deceased husband’s birthday. When downsizing to move, I got rid of several of my cookbook collection. My family has asked for the cake again, but I’ve not been successful finding it online. Just wondering if you remember it. It was a layer cake with cherry pie filling between the layers.

    • November 13, 2021 at 9:55 pm #

      Deborah, I will see what I can find and get back to you.

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