Millionaire Pie is also known as Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie. This easy vintage recipe takes minutes to prepare. Sweet and rich, it tastes like a million bucks!
I saw this recipe in an old church cookbook and the name alone made me want to make it. It gets its name from being so “rich”.
I wasn’t familiar with “Furr’s Cafeteria”, but a quick Google search showed me that it’s an American chain buffet restaurant with locations throughout Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Never been there, but if I ever go to any of those states, I will have to look them up!
I used a frozen pie shell to save on time and because pie crusts aren’t really my forte. The easier the recipe is for me, the better.
It has two layers. The bottom layer is a sweet, rich vanilla that is topped with a fluffy pineapple and pecan whipped cream. It’s almost no-bake if you don’t count the pie crust.
This pie did not last long in our home. I can easily see why it’s been so well loved since the 1940s!
For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients.
- Powdered sugar – we call this “Icing sugar” in Canada.
- Egg yolks – If you are concerned about the eggs, feel free to use an egg alternative or pasteurized eggs.
- Vanilla extract
- Crushed pineapple
- Whipping cream (35% milk fat)
- Baked deep dish pie crusts
How to Make
In a large bowl, cream together with a mixer the butter, powdered sugar, egg yolks, salt and vanilla extract. Beat until it resembles frosting.
Spread the mixture into baked pie shells. Chill while you prepare the next layer.
In a large bowl, whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Blend in crushed pineapple and pecans. Spread on top of the first layer.
Chill for 3 hours or more.
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How to Store
Store in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze Millionaire Pie for up to 3 months if stored properly.
Not a fan of pineapple? Try canned chopped canned peaches, mandarin oranges or fruit cocktail instead.
No pecans? Give chopped walnuts a try or simply omit them from the recipe.
Don’t want to use pie crust? Use a graham cracker crust instead.
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- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 baked deep dish pie crusts
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, powdered sugar, egg yolks, salt and vanilla extract. Beat until it resembles frosting.
- Spread mixture into pie shells. Chill while you prepare the next layer.
- In a large bowl, whip whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Blend in crushed pineapple and pecans. Spread on top of first layer.
- Chill for 3 hours or more.
This pie freezes well.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g