Millionaire Pie

Inspired by Furr’s famous Millionaire Pie. With a pecan crust and smooth pineapple filling, this version tastes a MILLION times better than the original!

I tried Furr’s famous Millionaire Pie while traveling to New Mexico in college.

It was good, but I disliked how the smooth, creamy topping was studded with crunchy nuts and fibrous pineapple (it’s a “texture thing.”)

While searching for a better recipe of this fantastic concept, I found Cook’s Country’s version of Millionaire Pie, and I was in love.

Inspired by Furr's famous Millionaire Pie. With a pecan crust and smooth pineapple filling, this version tastes a MILLION times better than the original!

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Millionaire Pie Crust

The curst is made of Pecan Shortbread cookies (such as Pecan Sandies) and extra pecans go right in the crust instead of in the filling.

It’s a great way to get that buttery nutty flavor in every bite without upsetting the balance of textures.

Pineapple Filling

Instead of making a filling based on cream cheese, whipped topping, or sweetened condensed milk (as most modern imposters do), this Millionaire Pie has a true pineapple chiffon filling.  The results are a super-sliceable pie with a punch of pineapple in every bite.

Top the finished pie with plenty of homemade whipped cream and extra crushed cookie crumbs!

Inspired by Furr's famous Millionaire Pie. With a pecan crust and smooth pineapple filling, this version tastes a MILLION times better than the original!

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Millionaire Pie Recipe

Inspired by Furr's famous Millionaire Pie. With a pecan crust and smooth pineapple filling, this version tastes a MILLION times better than the original!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecans, pie, pineapple
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 487kcal

For the Crust:

  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies such as Pecan Sandies, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

For the Pie Filling:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 (3 ounce) box pineapple-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate thawed
  • 2 cups heavy cream chilled

For the Crust:

  • Adjust an oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, process cookies and pecans into fine crumbs. Add butter and process until combined. 
  • Using the bottom of a measuring cup, pack crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Bake until lightly browned and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

For the Pie Filling:

  • In medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook drained pineapple, 1/4 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt, stirring occasionally until the pineapple is lightly browned and the liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes. 
  • In a food processor, process pineapple mixture until smooth, about one minute. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • In medium sauce pan, combine gelatin and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice concentrate. Allow to sit until the gelatin softens, about 5 minutes.  Cook over medium heat until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture is very hot but not boiling, about 2 minutes. 
  • Whisking vigorously, slowly add the gelatin mixture to the egg yolks. Return the yolk mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup pineapple juice concentrate and processed pineapple mixture. Pour mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until set, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a standing mixer, whip heavy cream with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar on medium-high speed to stiff peaks, about 3 minutes.
  • Working with 1 cup of whipped cream at a time, fold 2 cups whipped cream total into chilled pineapple mixture. Scrape mixture into cooled crust and smooth the top.
  • Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cook's Country Blue Ribbon Desserts.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal


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  1. Peyton Adkins

    Adding the extra pecans to the pie crust instead of the filling was an awesome suggestion! I like keeping the textures kind of separate! Great recipe5 stars

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