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You will feel like you are spoiled with this millionaire pie that features a sweet graham crust filled with a fruit-filled pie filling.
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Table of Contents
  1. Millionaire Pie Ingredients
  2. Substitutions And Additions
  3. How To Make This Old Fashioned Millionaire Pie Recipe
  4. Troubleshooting This Recipe for Millionaire Pie
  5. How To Serve Million Dollar Pie
  6. When To Serve Millionaire Pie
  7. Storing This Millionaire Pie Recipe
  8. Why We Love This Recipe
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
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Millionaire pie is perfect when you want something sweet but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This decadent dessert is made with rich filling bursting with pineapples, cherries, pecans, and coconut, and a buttery graham cracker crust.

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Millionaire Pie Ingredients

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Delicious millionaire pie is a treat that you won’t want to miss out on!

The crust balances out the filling, made from condensed milk, crunchy coconut, pecans, cherries, juicy pineapple chunks, and lots of luscious whipped topping.

To make this over-the-top pie, you’ll need:

  • 1¼ cups of sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans (divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup)
  • 1 (20-ounce) can of crushed pineapple, very well drained 
  • ½ cup of chopped maraschino cherries plus 9 whole cherries with stems attached (one 10-ounce jar)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups of Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed (divided into 1 cup and ½ cup)
  • 1 (9-inch) premade graham cracker crust
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted coconut flakes (optional topping)

Substitutions And Additions

COCONUT: In this classic no-bake recipe, you can substitute sweetened coconut flakes for the toasted flakes for the optional garnish. 

NUTS: You can substitute any chopped nuts for the pecans. 

PINEAPPLE: While crushed pineapple gives this pie its fruity sweetness, switch things up by using other canned fruits like mandarin oranges, peaches, or even a mixed fruit cocktail.

Just make sure to drain them well before adding to the mixture.

SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK: While sweetened condensed milk is the star ingredient in this recipe, you can experiment with different flavors by using flavored sweetened condensed milk.

Chocolate or caramel-flavored versions can create a unique twist on the traditional millionaire pie without altering the preparation process.

MARASCHINO CHERRIES: If you’re not a fan of maraschino cherries or want to try something different, replace them with fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST: For a change in crust flavor, consider using a different type of cookie crust, like chocolate cookies, vanilla wafers, or even a shortbread crust.

How To Make This Old Fashioned Millionaire Pie Recipe

Since the pie requires about seven hours of chill time, we recommend making it the day before so it is ready when you want to serve it.

Mix together all the pie-filling ingredients before spreading the mixture in the premade pie crust and chill in the fridge.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

To make sure that as much liquid is out of the crushed pineapple, place the drained pineapple on a thick layer of paper towels.

Then lay a thick layer of paper towels on top of the pineapple.

Press down to “squeeze” the remaining liquid out. It’s important to remove the excess, or your pie will not set at all.

STEP ONE: Add the coconut flakes, three-quarters of a cup of pecans, well-drained crushed pineapple, chopped cherries, and sweetened condensed milk to a large bowl.

Stir to combine completely.

PRO TIP:

Also use the paper towel process for the chopped cherries to remove as much of the cherry juice as possible.

coconut flakes, pecans, pineapple, cherries, and condensed milk combined in a bowl

STEP TWO: Gently fold in the one cup of thawed whipped topping. 

whipped topping added to the coconut flakes mixture and folded in a bowl

STEP THREE: Evenly spread the pie filling into the prepared graham cracker pie crust.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for seven hours.

One hour before serving, move the pie to the freezer for sharp, clean slices. 

PRO TIP:

Give this no-bake millionaire pie plenty of time to chill in the fridge, so the filling has time to set before serving.

mixture spread into the premade crust

STEP FOUR: Add a half cup of the thawed whipped topping to either a disposable piping bag or a quart-size Ziploc bag with a corner snipped off.

Pipe dollops of whipped cream in the center and one dollop at the edge of each pie slice. 

STEP FIVE: Place the reserved maraschino cherries with stems on top of the whipped topping dollops, sprinkle with toasted coconut, and reserved chopped pecans.

cherry whipped topping placed on top of the pie and sprinkle coconut and pecans

Troubleshooting This Recipe for Millionaire Pie

The pie is overly sweet.

Solution: If you find the pie to be too sweet for your liking, you can reduce the sweetness by using less condensed milk in the filling.

You can also balance the taste by adding a bit of lemon juice or zest to the filling for a touch of tartness.

The pie has a watery texture.

Solution: If your pie turns out watery, it could be due to using fruits with a high water content or not draining canned fruits properly.

Make sure to drain fruits like pineapple thoroughly and pat them dry with paper towels before adding them to the filling.

Additionally, avoid using frozen fruits in this recipe, as they tend to release more moisture.

The pie filling won’t set.

Solution: If your pie filling remains too runny after refrigerating, it may not have been mixed thoroughly.

Make sure you mix the sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and whipped topping until well combined.

Additionally, ensure that your pie has been refrigerated for the recommended time of at least seven hours or overnight to allow it to set properly.

How To Serve Million Dollar Pie

This delicious pie is so easy to make that you don’t need a special occasion.

SERVE A LA MODE: Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce to make it even more indulgent.

SERVE WITH CHOCOLATE: For chocolate lovers, serve your pie with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce or a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

SERVE WITH A COLD DRINK: Pair your millionaire pie with a variety of beverages. A glass of iced tea or pineapple lemonade complements the pie’s sweetness.

SERVE WITH A HOT DRINK: Enjoy it with an after-dinner coffee, like an espresso or a warm hot chocolate to wash it down.

When To Serve Millionaire Pie

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Surprise the celebrant with a millionaire pie instead of a traditional cake.

WEEKEND FAMILY DESSERT: Share a slice of pie with your loved ones on a lazy weekend afternoon.

OFFICE POTLUCKS: Bring a millionaire pie to a workplace celebration.

If you love how easy it is to make these no-bake pie recipes, we suggest you check out our no-bake Oreo pie and no-bake Snickers bar pie.

Storing This Millionaire Pie Recipe

We’ve got a few helpful tips for storing this pie to enjoy later.

MAKE AHEAD: After assembling, cover the finished pie tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator.

It can be safely made up to 24 hours in advance, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your meal planning.

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this pie covered in the refrigerator for up to five days. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can keep million dollar pie in the freezer for up to three months. Slice while the pie is still frozen and serve.

Why We Love This Recipe

EASY AND EFFORTLESS: This sweet treat is incredibly simple to make, even for novice bakers.

NO-BAKE: No need to turn on the oven for this pie. It’s a fantastic option for warm days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.

SWEET AND TANGY BALANCE: The filling with hints of tanginess from the pineapple strikes the perfect balance, preventing it from being overly sugary.

overhead shot of Millionaire Pie topped with whipped topping and a cherry in a pie dish with a slice taken out

This creamy pie is fit for a king! It’s luxurious, with a pie filling packed with fruit flavors and a graham cracker crust. This millionaire pie is the perfect dessert for any special occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a homemade crust for this pie?

This easy recipe would be tasty with a homemade graham cracker crust rather than store-bought.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

This no-bake dessert is best made the day before to give the pie a chance to set and allow all of the flavors to mingle.

Could I use a different crust for this instead of the graham cracker crust?

You could substitute an Oreo cookie crust or chocolate graham cracker crust in this yummy pie.

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Millionaire Pie

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You will feel like you are spoiled with this millionaire pie that features a sweet graham crust filled with a fruit-filled pie filling.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • cups sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, very well drained
  • ½ cup chopped maraschino cherries (one 10-ounce jar) plus 9 whole cherries with stems attached
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • cups whipped topping, thawed (divided into 1 cup and ½ cup)
  • 9 inches graham cracker crust
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes, optional topping

Instructions
 

  • Add the coconut flakes, ¾ cup of chopped pecans, well-drained crushed pineapple, chopped cherries, and sweetened condensed milk to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine completely.
  • Gently fold in the 1 cup of thawed whipped topping.
  • Evenly spread the mixture into the premade crust. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 7 hours. One hour before serving, move the pie to the freezer for sharp slices.
  • Add ½ cup of the thawed whipped topping to either a disposable piping bag or a quart-size Ziploc bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe dollops in the center and 1 dollop at the edge of each pie slice.
  • Place the reserved maraschino cherries with stems on top of the whipped topping dollops, sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes, and reserved chopped pecans before serving.

Notes

  • To make sure that as much liquid is out of the crushed pineapple, I place the drained pineapple on a thick layer of paper towels. Then lay a thick layer on top of the pineapple. Press down to “squeeze” the remaining liquid out. It’s important to remove the excess, or your pie will not set at all.
  • I also use the paper towel process for the chopped cherries to remove as much of the cherry juice as possible.
  • Give this no-bake millionaire pie plenty of time to chill in the fridge, so the filling has time to set before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg
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