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Millionaire Pie In A Jar

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Millionaire Pie In A Jar is the perfect no bake treat to make this summer as it combines a delicious graham cracker crust that is then covered with coconut, pineapple, cherries, and pecans that is whipped together in less than 10 minutes.

Millionaire Pie in a Jar

I feel like this summer my go-to desserts are all fun desserts in a jar, anything from my Turtle Brownie Trifles in a Jar, my Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar, and this Millionaire Pie in a Jar! I love it because these desserts are so easy to make, give everyone their own portion and they look fantastic! 

Millionaire Pie has to be one of my favorites though! I love that I can prepare this dessert in less than 10 minutes and everyone always loves it! There is something about the sweetened condensed milk mixed with the coconut, pineapples, cherries, and pecans that make my taste buds jump for joy! I know once you try it this will become one of your favorites too! 

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How Did Millionaire Pie Get Its Name?

Millionaire pie was first made in South Carolina. This pie has such a rich flavor that even people who were not wealthy felt like a million bucks while enjoying it! Therefore, it was given its name millionaire pie.

How to Make Millionaire Pie in a Jar

  • In a food processor, place the graham crackers, sugar, and salt until the crackers are finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture comes together.
pulse crust
  • Divide and press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the jars, creating an even layer. 
  • In a cold mixing bowl, whisk the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the coconut, pineapple, cherries, cherry juice, pecans, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice.
  • Fold in 1 ½ cups of the prepared whipped cream.
  • Spoon in some graham cracker mixture to the bottom of your jar.
  • Spoon the filling into the jars.
  • Top with the remaining whipped topping, if desired.
millionaire pie in a jar

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Before enjoying it, I recommend letting it set up in the fridge for several hours. 
  • When preparing your pineapple you want to make sure to really squeeze the liquid out of your pineapple so that it will set up correctly. 

Storage

You will want to store your Millionaire pie jars covered in the fridge for up to 3 days after making. 

millionaire pie in a jar

Can I leave out the lemon juice?

While you can modify several things in this recipe, you cannot leave out the lemon juice. It actually helps thicken the pie so omitting it will cause you to have a runny dessert. 

millionaire pie in a jar

Can I use this same to create a pie?

Yes, you can absolutely use this same recipe to make an actual pie. I do recommend doubling the recipe to ensure you have enough crust and filling. 

millionaire pie in a jar

Millionaire Pie In A Jar

Millionaire Pie in a Jar is the perfect no bake treat to make this summer as it combines a delicious graham cracker crust that is then covered with coconut, pineapple, cherries, and pecans that is whipped together in less than 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup well-drained crushed pineapple (about a 20 ounce can)
  • 1 cup drained and chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 ½ lemons)

Instructions

    1. In a food processor, place the graham crackers, sugar, and salt until the crackers are finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture comes together.
    2. Divide and press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the jars, creating an even layer. 
    3. In a cold mixing bowl, whisk the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, stir together the coconut, pineapple, cherries, cherry juice, pecans, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice.
    5. Fold in 1 ½ cups of the prepared whipped cream.
    6. Spoon some of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of your jar.
    7. Spoon the filling into the jars.
    8. Top with the remaining whipped topping, if desired.

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