Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie

Furr’s Cafeteria is known for it’s very popular Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie for so many reasons.  This millionaire pie recipe is a delightful light pie, light in texture, and full in flavor.  And it only takes 20 minutes to make.

Homemade Furr's Pineapple Millionaire Pie on a blue plate next to the pie

Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie

There are so many reasons why Furr’s Cafeteria is well known for its extremely popular Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie. This millionaire pie recipe makes a delightful pie that is full of flavor and pleasingly light in texture. And, what’s more, this is a no-bake millionaire pie that only takes all of 20 minutes to put together. This recipe was adapted from one in the Fort Star-Telegram.

If you love a rich and creamy pie, this pie is exactly that. It’s sweet and bursting with flavors of the tropics. We can’t all be millionaires, but this pie is so rich and creamy it will really make you think you are one. This pie is so delicious that everyone will be asking you for the recipe. There are similar recipes out there for a millionaire pie that have whipped topping as an ingredient, but don’t go that route – you won’t get a pie anyway near as good.

Furr’s cafeteria was first started as a family, cafeteria-style restaurant back in the 1940s. Today, while the delicious food and flavors haven’t changed, the restaurant is more buffet-style. However, if there isn’t a Furr’s near where you live, you can make this wonderful pie at home.

What is a Millionaire Pie?

A millionaire pie is a no-bake southern dish that originates from South Carolina. Because this pie was so rich, it gave rise to the name millionaire pie – even if you weren’t wealthy, you felt so when you bit into its richness.

Traditionally it is made from cream cheese, coconut, Cool Whip, crushed pineapple, and chopped pecans, all contained inside a graham cracker crust. Condensed milk and heavy cream can also be used. Some versions also include oranges or lemon juice. Another variation is a Hawaiian million-dollar pie or a billionaire’s pie, where cherry pie filling or maraschino cherries are added. However, the whipped topping is essential and the pie is always served chilled enough to thicken the filling.

There are similar recipes out there for a millionaire pie that has whipped topping as an ingredient but don’t go that route, take a few more steps, and you will have a pie that makes you feel like you are a millionaire.

Furr’s cafeteria was first started as a family, cafeteria-style restaurant back in the 1940s.  Today, while the delicious food and flavors haven’t changed, the restaurant is more of a buffet-style restaurant.

How to Make this Millionaire Pie

Furr’s millionaire pie is a creamy pie that is sweet and bursting with flavors of the tropics. And did I mention it only takes 20 minutes to make.

Here’s what you need:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pie Crust
  • Heavy Cream
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Pecans

pineapple millionaire pie ingredients

First, mix together the butter and powdered sugar with a hand mixer. Add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.

Spread the mixture into the pie crusts and put it in the refrigerator.  Meanwhile, beat the heavy cream until stiff.  Blend in the additional powdered sugar and fold in the pineapples and pecans.

pineapple millionaire pie filling in a bowl

Spread the mixture on top of filling and put back in the refrigerator and chill thoroughly.

Recipe notes about the eggs

  • This recipe uses raw eggs. If you have any concerns about raw eggs, please use imitation eggs such as eggbeaters, or eggs that have been pasteurized – either work well. Pasteurized eggs are very safe for people who may have compromised immune systems.
  • You can substitute a graham cracker crust for the pie crust for if you prefer that type of crust.

a whole homemade Furr's pineapple millionaire pie

Notes

  • If you concerned about using raw eggs, please use imitation eggs such as eggbeaters, or eggs that have been pasteurized, either work well. Pasteurized eggs are very safe for people who may have compromised immune systems.
  • You can substitute the pie crust for a graham cracker crust if you prefer that type of crust.
  • This recipe was adapted from a recipe in the Fort Star-Telegram.

a slice of pineapple millionaire pie

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Homemade Furr's Pineapple Millionaire Pie on a blue plate next to the pie

Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie

Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie is a rich and decadent pie.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie Recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

Millionaire Pie Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs see not
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Cream 2 cups powdered sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread mixture evenly into baked pie crusts. Chill.
  • Whip cream until stiff. Blend in powdered sugar. Fold in pineapple and pecans.
  • Spread mixture on top of filling and chill thoroughly.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • If you concerned about using raw eggs, please use imitation eggs such as eggbeaters, or eggs that have been pasteurized, either work well. Pasteurized eggs are very safe for people who may have compromised immune systems.
  • You can substitute the pie crust for a graham cracker crust if you prefer that type of crust.
  • This recipe was adapted from a recipe in the Fort Star-Telegram.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. pat hays

    I don’t know if the Furr’s in Odessa, TX is still open or not, but the Blueberry Banana pie was my favorite years ago!

  2. Rae Ann Kressin

    You wouldn’t know the recipe for a pie at an old Spinnaker’s. It was a cream pie with graham cracker crust. It had nuts, bananas, coconut, pineapple. I’ve forgotten the name but is love a recipe for it!

  3. Marcusrebecek

    5 stars
    They closed our Furr’s in Corpus Christi, lost their lease, which I doubt happened. They say they will re-open in two to three years. This I have to see. No one will respond to my emails about what happened. I noticed they closed the Victoria texas location. They must no like us in South Texas.

  4. Marcusrebecek

    They closed our Furr’s in Corpus Christi, lost their lease, which I doubt happened. They say they will re-open in two to three years. This I have to see. No one will respond to my emails about what happened. I noticed they closed the Victoria texas location. They must no like us in South Texas.

  5. StvMaddox

    Just today, I was going through my mother’s handwritten recipe cards and came across this recipe. I grew up in West TX (Lubbock) and Furr’s restaurants, cafeterias and markets (later supermarkets) filled my life on a near daily basis. This recipe is close to the original Furr’s Millionaire Pie recipe, but it is not the original. My Grandmother was the Pastry Chef for Furr’s and is responsible for introducing this recipe. Family legend reveals her to be the creator of Furr’s Millionaire Pie and subsequently, all of its knock-offs. She also purchased the Waldorf Astoria Red Cake from its source and introduced it to the Southwest. I’d tell you the difference between my Grandmother’s recipe and this one, but I’m still weighing the worth of going forward with crafting a book based on my inheritance of a small wooden “Gold Medal Flour Home Services Recipes” box.

    • Stephanie

      I would definitely consider making the recipes public. Books or even simply placing the content online for others is a great way to share memories from the past.

    • Payton Kim

      4 stars
      i would buy such a book. I’m so tired of curated/modified politically correct don’t-use-gluten/wheat/whatever recipes. Give me something original!

  6. Teach142

    I tried this recipe doing the 2 pies as suggested. I found two pies to lack filling. So, I’ve tried the recipe using the filling in only 1 pie and it seems to work much better!

  7. Teach142

    I tried this recipe doing the 2 pies as suggested. I found two pies to lack filling. So, I’ve tried the recipe using the filling in only 1 pie and it seems to work much better!

  8. games

    The Furr’s here in Texas are starting close, what a shame. This looks like a great recipe. Anything like the taste of a Pineapple Upside Down cake?

  9. clarence snyder

    in need of 2 recipes. shredded carrot salad. also,apple dumplings
    Thank you for your requests, I will keep them in mind. ~stephanie

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