Millionaire Pie!




This "Millionaire Pie" is an old recipe that used to show up at church dinners, family reunions, and after funeral meals in the South and probably still does to some degree!  I would guess it got it's name because it's a bit rich, but I don't think it's overly rich!   The nice thing about this recipe is that it makes two pies and the pie can be frozen, so you can have one on hand for unexpected guests!  With it's pretty colors, it makes a great holiday pie also!  Here is what you will need for this pie:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 (12 oz.)  container of frozen whipped topping
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
2 graham cracker crusts
In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, lemon juice and the sweetened condensed milk until it's smooth.  Fold in the whipped topping.  Fold in the crushed pineapple, pecans and maraschino cherries.  
Divide evenly and pour into the pie crusts.  Cover and freeze for 2-3 hours before serving. 
Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving.  Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry!

3 comments:

  1. What a fun blast from the past! I'm sure this is what my Mother used to make! I'm going to call her now and find out.
    Thanks for the fun recipe!

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  2. My grandmother used to make one she called million dollar pie...add peaches...no nuts except for garnish on top...also no cherries but I always did...didnt freeze it...just fridge...yummy
    Makes a great fruit salad base

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