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Million Dollar Pie

If you have never tried a million dollar pie then you are in for a treat. Included in this article are pie recipes you are sure to love.

This is a great example of a Million Dollar Pie.

This is a great example of a Million Dollar Pie.

The Million Dollar Pie

The first time I had ever heard of the Million Dollar pie was at my nieces house this past Christmas. We had all brought a dish or two so all the work didn't fall on my niece.

One of the guest brought what she called a Million Dollar pie. It was delicious. So, of course, I set about finding a recipe for it online. To my surprise there was what seemed hundreds of recipes to choose from.

I have chosen a few, four to be exact of what I consider to be the best Million Dollar Pie Recipes.

I hope you like the. I think every one of them is a winner.

When I tried to find out who started this pie, where it got it's name, how long people have been making it, etc. all I could find out is - it's been around for years.

One of the wonderful things about these recipes is that if you don't want a pie you can make your own new ambrosia. Place it all in a glass bow, and it makes a wonderful little side dish.



Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz.) container whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together condensed milk and lemon juice.
  2. Stir in drained pineapple and chopped nuts.
  3. Fold in whipped cream topping.
  4. Pour into pre-prepared pie crust and chill for a couple of hours.

Million Dollar Pie 2


1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 small can crushed pineapple

1 can mandarin oranges, chopped

1 large container of cool whip

1/2 cup coconut

2 graham cracker crusts

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Mix together milk, lemon juice, pineapple, mandarin orange, and coconut.

Fold in whipped cream.

Pour into graham cracker crust and refrigerate overnight.

This recipe came from the Christmas guest.

Milllion Dollar Pie 3


1/3 cup bottled lemon juice

7 oz sweetened condensed milk

16 oz cool whip

20 oz crushed pineapple, drained

3 1/2 oz mandarin oranges, drained

3 1/2 oz maraschino cherries, drained

1/4 cup flaked coconut

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

2 graham cracker pie crusts


Place all drained fruit into a food proccesor and chop into small pieces.

Take fruit and place into a mesh and press out juices. It is important to have the friut fairly day. If it is not the pie will not properly set.

Place nuts and coconut into the processor and pulse a few times to make them smaller.

Mix lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk with a mixer until well blended and thickened.

Fold milk mixture, fruit, nuts, coconut, and whipped cream until well blended.

Spead mixture in pie crust until evenly distributed.

Cover and refrigerate overnight to blend flavor and to set properly.

Million Dollar Pie 4


1 (16 oz.) container Cool Whip

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 can condensed milk

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

1 cup flaked coconut

1 can crushed pineapple (drained well)

2 prepared graham cracked crusts


Mix Cool Whip and lemon juice together until well blended.

Add milk, nuts, coconut, and crushed pineapple.

Fold all ingredients together and pour into the two graham cracker crusts.

Chill in refrigerator overnight.

This is a beautifully decorated Million Dollar Pie.  It has whole strawberries and dark chocolate shavings on it.

This is a beautifully decorated Million Dollar Pie. It has whole strawberries and dark chocolate shavings on it.

By the Way...

If you are one of those people who love the crust of a pie and you just can not image any thing being called a pie without out a real home baked crust, don't despair. These recipes are also delicious with a pastry crust.

The easiest way would be to buy a pie tin with a ready made crust bake it, let it cool, then fill it with the goodies. If you are hankering for a real home baked crust, go for it.

Try it with a chocolate graham cracker crust. It's sinfully delicious.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Susan Hazelton


Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 21, 2015:

RTalloni it is super easy to make and everyone seems to love it. It's a great dessert to take to a potluck.

RTalloni on December 19, 2015:

It looks like a quick and easy pie to make and take, and something that everyone would enjoy!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 27, 2013:

Million Dollar Pie looks so delicious and I must try this recipe

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 12, 2013:

Peggy W, they are delicious and easy to make.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 05, 2013:

I had also never heard of a million dollar pie so out of curiosity I had to check it out. It sounds as though it would be light and delicious. Thanks for the recipes.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 16, 2013:

kellyteam, let me know how you like it.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 16, 2013:

dreamseeker, it was a new one for me too. I've hear it's also called Millionaire's Pie.

ahorseback, I'll have to look into what goes into your friend Loan Soup. I've never heard of it before.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 16, 2013:

Redberry Sky, I love a recipe that's both easy and delicious.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 13, 2013:

alexadry, this is one delicious pie. I love that it has more than one version.

Willette from Michigan on February 12, 2013:

I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the hub and the recipe. Thumbs up and useful.

ahorseback on February 12, 2013:

Awesome , I had a friend who made "Loan Soup ", lobster , scallops , clams , haddock !.....You my dear are making me HUUUnngry ! thank you for sharing , I'll be right over !....Ed

dreamseeker2 on February 10, 2013:

Never heard of one before this. : ) Yummy, sounds so good! Voted up!

Redberry Sky on February 10, 2013:

This sounds scrumptious and heavenly :) (and an easy recipe too - always a bonus!) I can't wait to try it out. Voted up and across.

Adrienne Farricelli on February 09, 2013:

I never heard of this pie, but it surely looks awesome! Voted up as my mouth waters from looking at the pictures!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 09, 2013:

Magdaleine, I'm sure you'll love one of them.

Quoteslover, you are quite welcome. Enjoy.

Quotes Lover on February 03, 2013:

I truly thank you for this delicious recipe.

Magdaleine on February 03, 2013:

Looks delicious, I should try :)

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 26, 2013:

unknown spy, they are. Delicious and easy to make. Try it, you'll like it.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on January 22, 2013:

looks very very delicious.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 13, 2013:

Eiddwen, it's a great dessert when you need something quick.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 10, 2013:

Thanks for the recipe to add to my ever expanding recipe book.

Enjoy your day.


Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 08, 2013:

kikalina, that's the one I tried on Christmas. It was delicious.

vespawoolf, it is. I don't even want to think pof the calories.

kashmir56, I look forward to having it many more times.

Audrey Howitt, I couldn't resist looking up recipes once I heard the name.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 08, 2013:

You're welcome Mhatter99.

moonlake, I believe the million dollar pie has been around for years. I'm not quite sure why I never heard of it before Christmas.

Gennna East, I want to include the very easy and the loaded recipe both. I like them fully loaded.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 08, 2013:

pstraubie48,, it's so good and so easy to make.

drbj, I always try to offer a selection. Try them, you'll like them.

GusTheRedneck, I know what you mean. I'd love to have the million dollars.

Audrey Howitt from California on January 07, 2013:

How could I not click on a hub called million dollar pie! I will have to give this a go!

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on January 07, 2013:

I have had this million dollar pie many times and love it. Thanks for this great recipe !

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 07, 2013:

I don't think I've ever tasted million dollar pie, but it sounds creamy and sweet. What's not to like? Thank you for sharing the different versions, too.

kikalina from Europe on January 06, 2013:

I would go for the first. Will gie it a try in a few months when i give up on my diet.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on January 06, 2013:

Delicious. I especially liked the recipe with the combination of fruit, nuts, cocoanut and graham crackers, and look forward to trying it. Thank you. :-)

moonlake from America on January 06, 2013:

There are a lots of recipes for this pie I didn't realize that. I think my sister makes this pie. My mother is always saying my sister is bringing her a pineapple pie so I think it might be the same. Have to ask her next time I talk to her. Voted up and shared.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on January 05, 2013:

Thank you for these delicious ideas.

Gustave Kilthau from USA on January 05, 2013:

Howdy KKG (KoffeeKlatch Gals) - Reads like some fun recipes. However, don't cut a piece of those pies off for me. Just send me the million bucks -OK?

Gus :-)))

drbj and sherry from south Florida on January 05, 2013:

What a bonus, KKGals, your recipe for Million Dollar Pie turned out to be Three Million Dollar pies. Thanks for this treat.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 05, 2013:

O, my. I want to dive right in to that pie at the beginning of this. I have not had lunch dessert sounds like a great alternative. The recipe looks divine and easy to follow. How can something with pineapple not be good??

Thank you for sharing this with us on this fifth day of 2013. Sending Angels to you and yours....:) ps

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