Furr’s Cafeteria is known for its very popular Pineapple Millionaire Pie for so many reasons. This creamy pie is delightfully light in texture and full of flavor. And it only takes 20 minutes to make.
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Furr’s Cafeteria 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 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.
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 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.
Millionaire Pie Ingredients
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Pie Crust
- Heavy Cream
- Crushed Pineapple
You can substitute the pie crust for a graham cracker crust if you prefer that type of crust.
How to Make a 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?
- 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.
- Spread the mixture on top of filling and put it 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.
Can’t get enough pineapple? Try these recipes
- Furr’s Green Jell-O Salad with Cottage Cheese
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Pineapple Cookie
- Orange Pineapple Cake
- Angel Food Pineapple Cake
- Better Than Sex Cake with Pineapple
- Pineapple Dipping Sauce
- Coleslaw with Pineapple and Marshmallows
More Tasty Pies
- Chocolate Pie Easy Recipe
- No Bake Cherry Cheese Pie
- Blueberry Cheese Pie
- Kool Aid Pie Recipe with Cool Whip
- Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe with Brown Sugar
Furr’s Cafeteria Pineapple Millionaire Pie
- 2 baked 9-inch pastry pie crusts
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
- 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.
- 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.