Karo – All American Cookbook

A collection of prize-winning recipes from all 50 states and other favorites from the Karo Kitchens

The New KARO All-American Cookbook is a promotional cookbook consisting of recipes using KARO syrup as an ingredient.   50 of the 86 recipes included in the cookbook have been selected from winners from the company’s “Cooking with Karo” contest.  The contest had over 40,000 entries, and the top 50, one from each state, was selected to be featured in the cookbook.  The editors added additional recipes to round out the collection. 

Interesting state entries include:

  • Coconut Island Chicken – Hawaii
  • Maple Nut Pizza – California
  • Orange Divinity Frozen Dessert – Florida
  • Fruit Bars Alaska – Alaska
  • Apple and Spice Spareribs – Iowa

The cookbook is divided into six sections:

  • Main Dishes
  • Salads and Vegetables
  • Breads and Pancakes
  • Desserts
    • Cakes
    • Cookies
    • Desserts (General)
    • Frostings and Toppings
    • Pies
    • Sauces
  • Candies
  • Favorite Christmas Recipes

Featured recipes from the Karo Kitchen editors are:

  • De Luxe Pecan Pie
  • De Luxe Butterscotch Sauce
  • “No-Cook” Fondant
  • Divinity

The Karo editors say the “we think you’ll find that Karo imparts a uniquely delicious quality to foods.  It perks up the flavor of meats and vegetables.  Karo adds texture to main dish casseroles.  It helps ingredients blend better.  Karo makes superb glazes for meats, vegetables, and barbecue sauces, and nothing beat Karo syrup in candies, cookies, and icings”.  Sounds like a little Karo will solve all the world’s problems!

Author: Karo, Best Foods
Publisher: Karo, Best Foods
Year Published: 1965
Pages: 48