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Millionaire Pie Recipe (No Bake Million Dollar Pie)

Millionaire Pie Recipe (No Bake Million Dollar Pie)

Craving that pie that you saw Paula Deen make? Then, you must try this easy Millionaire Pie recipe, a flavorful, tasty, and easy recipe that anyone can make. With a crunchy and sweet delicious graham cracker crust, a fluffy, creamy pineapple cherry filling with chopped pecans and sweetened coconut flakes, you can’t beat this delicious Million Dollar Pie.

It’s named so due to its rich flavor that you’ll fall in love with it right after the first bite. With a creamy texture and pineapple topped with delicious toppings, it’s a dessert that you can’t miss. The plus point is that it’s not unhealthy because adding lemon and pineapple can control sugar levels. 

Want to try other easy mason jar cake recipes? Check out our recipe How To Make Easy Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar

Paula Deen has made this old recipe popular again by sharing her Millionaire Pie, and we liked it so much, we knew we had to make Mason Jar versions.

Jars of Pie with whipped cream and cherry.

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💜 Why You’ll Love Millionaire Pie 

  • It’s loaded with flavor and is a light and fluffy dessert.
  • Kids and adults equally love it; no need to make separate desserts. 
  • Ingredients are easily available, instructions are easy to follow, and there is no need to spend hours in the kitchen, just a few minutes of preparation time. 
  • No bake desserts are great to make so you don’t have to turn on the oven and heat the house during warmer weather.
  • With a name like Millionaire Pie, everyone will be curious and want to try the dessert and dazzle their tastebuds! 

Hassle-free desserts are our favorite, so we try to share delicious desserts that can be prepared with minimum effort. Try our Cherry Cheesecake In A Jar for another wonderful quick, easy and tasty dessert. 

🍒 Ingredients

For crust

  • graham crackers
  • melted butter 
  • sugar 
  • pinch salt 

For filling ingredients

  • heavy cream 
  • powdered sugar 
  • sweetened flaked coconut 
  • crushed pineapple 
  • maraschino cherries 
  • pecans 
  • condensed milk 
  • lemon juice 
Ingredients needed to make the best Million Dollar Pie.

🥣 Tools Needed

Food processor 

Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper for Slicing, Shredding, Mincing, and Puree, 10 Cups - Bowl Scraper, Stainless Steel
  • Bowl scraper attachment: Special attachment scrapes the sides of the bowl to keep ingredients close to the blades for more even results and to save you time when chopping or pureeing — no need to stop and remove the lid to use a spatula

Measuring cups and spoons

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Mason jars 

Mixing bowls 

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How to Make Millionaire Pie in a Mason Jar

From the name, you might think it’s a fancy dessert that will need a lot of effort and expertise. But, you can make it by following the easy steps below, even if you don’t have any prior kitchen experience. 

  1. In a food processor, add salt, sugar, and graham cracker and pulse the processor until crackers are finely grounded and everything else is mixed in. Then add butter and pulse to make a smooth mixture. 
  2. Divide the mixture and add the layer of graham crackers mixture to the bottom of the mason jars or other containers and press firmly to form an even layer. 
  3. Mix the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a cold mixing bowl until it starts to form stiff peaks. Set it aside. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add pineapple, coconut, cherries, pecans, cherry juice, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice and mix. 
  5. Carefully add 1 ½ cups of whipped cream to the large bowl and combine. 
  6. Add the fillings to the jars, top with some whipped cream or Cool Whip and enjoy! 
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😋 No Bake Millionaire Pie Helpful Tips 

It’s a basic recipe that you can make perfectly following the instructions too, but to make sure that you enjoy the best millionaire pie, here are some expert tips: 

  • Never skip lemon juice in this recipe if you want to make your pie thick. 
  • If you don’t like coconut, you can add marshmallows.
  • Add as much pineapple juice as needed to get your filling to set up your filling properly. 
  • Allow the millionaire pie to chill to get the best flavor so all the flavors can meld together. 
  • Feel free to add any toppings to this no bake recipe. 
Looking down on jars of fluffy pie.

🥄 Recipe Variations

You can alter the recipe of millionaire pie in a good way by trying out these variations: 

Add coconut cream – If you want to add a prominent coconut flavor to your pie, add coconut cream instead of whipped topping. This will make your recipe more creamy, so deciding this is up to you. 

Want citrus flavor? If you don’t like your pie to be very sweet, you can add some orange juice to the pie filling. But, as you’re already using lemon for the recipe, make sure not to add too much orange juice. 

Add toasted pecans – Although regular pecans taste great in this recipe,  toasted pecans will enhance the flavor so much that you’re not returning to the basic recipe again. To toast pecans add some cinnamon, sugar, and butter to give pecans a delicious candy coating. 

Add some more flavor and fresh fruit- Add some maraschino cherry juice to the filling of this great recipe to bring more flavor. You can also add more fresh fruit like mandarin oranges to the toppings.

Spoon in a jar of Millionaire Pie.

FAQ 

Can you turn millionaire pie into cupcakes? 

Yes, it’s easy to turn millionaire’s pie into cupcakes. All you have to do is put the crust mixture to the muffin tins and top them with the rich creamy base filling. The difference is you have to bake cupcakes made with the pie’s crust. 

That’s why we think no bake is the best way to make this recipe.

Can you store and freeze millionaire pie? 

You can make this creamy pie ahead and store or freeze it to enjoy afterward. For storing and freezing millionaire pie, cover it with plastic wrap or add it to an airtight container or mason jar with a lid. No air should enter the storage containers if you want to keep your pie fresh for a long time. 

It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months when stored properly. 

Is Ambrosia salad the same recipe as millionaire pie? 

Yes, both are almost the same recipes with a difference of just one ingredient. In Ambrosia salad, marshmallows are also added, but you can add them to the delicious pie too. But that’s not a major difference because you can add marshmallows to your pie, too, if you want. 

The best part is they are both are no bake recipes. That’s why they are often considered the same recipe. 

Can you make these ahead of time?

If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, store it properly to maintain the flavor and texture of the pie. The crust and filling will lose flavor if not stored properly. It’s best if you can serve it immediately after making it. But if storing for later, store in the jar with the lid, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day or two.

Bite shot of million dollar pie.

🤤 Other No Bake Dessert Recipes 

Want a quick and delicious dessert without baking? Here is

Close up of a jar of pink pie with cherry and whipped cream.

Millionaire Pie Recipe (No Bake Million Dollar Pie)

Mason Jar Recipe
Enjoy this No Bake Millionaire Pie recipe loaded with pineapple and cherries on a graham cracker crust. Ready in 15 minutes and so delish!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the crust:

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Pinch salt

For the filling:

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup well-drained crushed pineapple about a 20 ounce can
  • 1 cup drained and chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice about 1 ½ lemons

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add salt, sugar, and graham cracker and pulse the processor until crackers are finely grounded and everything else is mixed in. Then add butter and pulse to make a smooth mixture.
  • Divide the mixture and add the layer of graham crackers mixture to the bottom of the mason jars or other containers and press firmly to form an even layer.
  • Mix the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a cold mixing bowl until it starts to form stiff peaks. Set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add pineapple, coconut, cherries, pecans, cherry juice, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice and mix.
  • Carefully add 1 ½ cups of whipped cream to the large bowl and combine.
  • Add the fillings to the jars, top with some whipped cream and enjoy!

Notes

  • Never skip lemon juice in this recipe if you want to make your pie thick. 
  • If you don’t like coconut, you can add marshmallows.
  • Add as much pineapple juice as possible to get your filling to set up your filling properly. 
  • Allow the millionaire pie to chill to get the best flavor so all the flavors can meld together. 
  • Feel free to add any toppings. 
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