Millionaire Pie Paula Deen Recipe (Old Fashioned)

Millionaire Pie Paula Deen Recipe (Old Fashioned)

Today I will show you how to prepare and cook the Millionaire Pie recipe from Paula Deen.

This is our go-to recipe for Millionaire Pie! We’ve been making it for years, and it’s always a hit. The pineapple, coconut, and pecans combination is delicious, and the filling is nice and creamy. The pie crust is flaky and perfect.

This is a recipe you’ll want to add to your collection.

What is the Millionaire pie from Paula Deen?

Millionaire pie from Paula Deen

Paula Deen’s millionaire pie is a Southern classic that will please any crowd. The rich and decadent pie features a creamy filling made with cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice.

The filling is then topped with a layer of Homemade Whipped Cream, making it a truly indulgent treat. Paula Deen uses a store-bought graham cracker crust for the crust, but you could also use a homemade crust if you prefer. 

Can I make this pie at home?

Yes, you can make Millionaire Pie at home with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk, pineapple tidbits, flaked coconut, chopped pecans, and an unbaked pie crust. Just mix everything and pour it into the pie crust.

How long does it take to make this recipe?

Paula Deen’s Millionaire Pie recipe is a decadent dessert that will impress. The combined cooked, so it takes about 20 minutes to make the filling and another 45 minutes to bake the pie. However, the real key to making this recipe shine is giving it time to chill overnight. 

This allows the flavors to meld together and results in a rich and creamy pie. So, while it may take a bit of planning, making Paula Deen’s Millionaire Pie is well worth the effort.

Millionaire Pie Paula Deen Recipe (Old Fashioned)

Millionaire Pie Paula Deen Recipe

The pie is garnished with a sprinkle of chopped pecans to finish things off. While this pie is not for those watching their waistline, it is a delicious treat perfect for special occasions. So if you're looking for an over-the-top dessert, be sure to give Paula Deen's millionaire pie a try.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time (optional) 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 can Sweeten condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 can Pineapple tidbits, drained (20 ounces)
  • 1 cup Flaked coconut
  • 1 cup Chopped pecans
  • 1 Unbaked pie crust (9 inches)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine condensed milk, pineapple, coconut, pecans, and pie crust.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until filling is set.
  • This pie is best served cold.
  • Enjoy!
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Some variations of this pie recipe

  • For a chocolate lovers pie: Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the mixture.
  • For a cherry lovers pie: Substitute 1 (20 ounces) can of cherry pie filling for the pineapple tidbits. Or, if you want to get crazy, add both the chocolate chips and the cherry pie filling!
  • For a key lime lovers pie: Substitute 1 (14 ounces) can of sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup of lime juice for the pineapple tidbits. Add 1 teaspoon of grated lime zest to the mixture.

Whatever variation you choose, this pie is sure to be a hit!

Tips and tricks for a better recipe

Pineapple tidbits for this pie

First of all, use fresh pineapple for the best flavor.

  1. Drain the pineapple tidbits well before adding them to the pie filling.
  2. Toasted coconut and chopped pecans give the pie a delicious flavor and texture, but you could also use walnuts or almonds.
  3. Use a store-bought pie crust to save time, or make your own using this easy recipe.
  4. The pie filling will be quite thick, so it’s important to bake it until the filling is set.
  5. This pie is best served cold, so be sure to allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving.
  6. If you want a richer flavor, you could substitute evaporated milk for condensed milk.
  7. To make a chocolate version of this pie, simply add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the filling.
  8. You could also stir in a tablespoon or two of rum or vodka for an adult version of this pie.
  9. If you want a lighter filling, you could use fat-free sweetened condensed milk and low-fat or non-fat whipped topping.
  10. Top the pie with whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts or toasted coconut for a festive touch.
  11. This pie can also be made in individual serving dishes for a party or potluck.

The leftovers (if any!) can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

This recipe can easily be doubled if you need to feed a large crowd.

And finally, this pie is also freezer-friendly and can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I add or replace some ingredients?

Yes, you can add or replace some of the ingredients in this recipe. For example, if you don’t like pineapple, you could try using mandarin oranges or another type of fruit. You could also use a different types of nuts, such as walnuts or almonds. 

And, if you’re not a fan of coconut, you could leave it out or replace it with shredded chocolate. So, feel free to experiment and make this recipe your own.

Things to serve with this pie

Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • Mint ice cream: A classic pairing that can never go wrong.
  • Whipped cream: A lighter option that still compliments the pie’s sweetness.
  • Chocolate sauce: This combination is sure to please those who like a little bit of everything.
  • Caramel sauce: Another classic topping that takes the pie to a whole new level.
  • Fruit salad: A refreshing option that helps balance out the sweetness of the pie.
  • Green salad: A savory option that is a great contrast to the pie’s sweetness.
  • Potato chips: A crunchy option that adds a salty flavor to the mix.
  • Pretzels: Another crunchy option is perfect for those who like a little bit of sweetness and saltiness in their food.
  • Cheese: A rich option for those who want something a little different.
  • Dipping sauces: Chocolate, caramel, or even fruit salad, can add an extra dimension of flavor to the already delicious pie.

What is the best way to store this pie?

This pie is best stored in the refrigerator. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and it will keep for up to 5 days. You can also freeze this pie for up to 2 months. Just be sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Things to take care of while storing this pie:

  1. Keep this pie refrigerated at all times.
  2. Do not allow the pie to come into contact with any other food items.
  3. Make sure the pie is covered tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  4. Eat the pie within 3-4 days for best results.
  5. If you must freeze the pie, do so for no more than 2 months.
  6. Thaw the pie overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  7. Slice the pie just before serving, as it will begin to dry out quickly once cut.

Final Words

Making Paula Deen’s Millionaire Pie is an investment in terms of time and effort. However, the results are well worth it. This decadent dessert is perfect for special occasions and will impress your guests. So, if you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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