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Millionaire pie
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Alternative names Million dollar pie, millionaire’s pie
Type Dessert
Place of origin United States
Region or state Southern United States
Main ingredients Crust, whipped topping, pineapple, coconuts, pecans
Variations Hawaiian millionaire pie, Billionaire pie

Millionaire pie is a no-bake American pie. This pie is a dish from the Southern United States and originally from South Carolina. Because it was so rich, it gave rise to the name. It is made of cream cheese (although this may not be traditional), coconuts, Cool Whip, crushed pineapple, and chopped pecans with a graham cracker crust, although the ingredients are modifiable. Condensed milk and heavy cream can also be added. Some versions use oranges as well. However, the whipped topping and crust are essential ingredients, although the type of crust (e.g. graham cracker, shortbread) can vary. Lemon juice has also been highlighted as a key ingredient, as it helps with thickening the filling. It is served chilled enough where the filling retains its shape.

This is a type of icebox pie, which became popular between 1930 and 1950 with the adoption of refrigerators in the United States.

One variation is billionaire’s pie or Hawaiian million dollar pie, where maraschino cherries or cherry pie filling is added.

Furr's is an establishment noted to have the dish.

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