Sunday, April 26, 2015

Millionaire Pie



When we first got married, my husband had a job in a town that was five hours from my mama and daddy.  I didn't think I would survive.  The town was sweet, full of wonderful people, but my mama was so far away.
 
 
We transferred closer to home when we found out we were expecting our daughter.
Now that we are closer to family, call me crazy, but there are times I miss that far away town.

I miss the sweet friends we left behind, our church family, the cute little old house that we lived in... and the millionaire pie.
 
 


 
There was a cafeteria there that served the yummiest pie I had ever eaten, and it was called, "Millionaire Pie".  Since we moved, I've made it my life's work to duplicate it (haha!)
 
I think I might have done it!
 
AND - it is sooooo stinkin' easy!  Five minutes to mix and plop in the crust - no lie! 
 
Millionaire Pie
 
Ingredients:
1 large graham cracker crust
1 15 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained & chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 can condensed, sweetened milk
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups (one tub) cool whip
 
1.  Mix all ingredients (except pie crust, of course) together in large bowl
2. Spread mixture in pie crust and stick in the fridge for approx. 30/45 minutes.  The longer it is in the fridge, the more it will set. 
 
When you serve, a little goes a long way!  It is rich, but oooooh so good!
 
 

 
 
The older I get, the more I realize the truth behind the saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til its gone!"...
 
I think we may have left a part of us in that sleepy old town, so far away, but I'll always remember it when I eat a slice of Millionaire Pie.
 
 
Hope your afternoon is sweet!
-Heather


10 comments:

  1. Okay, seriously yummy & way too fattening for me. Lol. Still, I can't wait to try it! Must pin so I can make it when I'm taking it somewhere that I know I'll only have one slice. Hehe. My own personal portion control. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Heather!
    Happy Sunday
    Theresa

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    1. LOL! That's why I made it yesterday - we had company. It was a break from my healthy eating, but it was worth it! :)

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  2. I remember that old song! Looks delicious by the way.
    Brenda

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  3. OH my...this looks good...pinning! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning it! :) It was so yummy.... I've had to dodge the fridge today, because the last slice is calling my name! :(

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  4. Looks delicious.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie

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  5. Hey girls...yes it is over the top rich...BUT I will just allow myself I whopping tablespoon full...always- then push it all off on company and that part is EASY.. if any is left divide it up for them to take home. Then it's their problem, NOT MINE>

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    1. Yes! Doggy bags are the best way to get sweets out of the house. We always do that when we have a crowd over... :) So much easier than walking by the fridge and having to talk yourself out of eating more! LOL!

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