Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Millionaire Pie

Our kids all brought some of their favorite food for our Easter dinner. Our daughter brought Millionaire Pie. It was a recipe that she got from a friend. I had never heard of Millionaire Pie. Unfortunately, we had so many desserts that we never got to taste the pie. She took it home. That intrigued me enough to do some research. I live in Texas and apparently this was a favorite Pie at a Ft. Worth Cafeteria in the 1950's. Apparently, during World War II, it was not easy to have access to Pineapple and Walnuts (the original nuts in the recipe). If you were able to get these, you must have been a Millionaire. That's how the Pie got it's name, or so the story goes!
There are so many variations of the recipe. I chose this one to post on the Blog.

Millionaire Pie

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1 - 8 oz. can of Crushed Pineapple, undrained.
1 C Shredded Coconut
1 C Chopped Pecans
1 - 8 oz. container of Frozen Cool Whip, thawed.
1 - pre-baked 9" Pie Crust.

In a medium mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer:
Cream Cheese
Beat on high speed for 4 minutes.

Fold in, by hand:
Until blended well.

Fold in, by hand:
Cool Whip, just until blended well.

Refrigerate overnight.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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