• Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6 hours
  • Serves: 8

Millionaire Pie Recipe

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 Ingredients List

  • For the Crust:
  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies such as Pecan Sandies, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • For the Pie Filling:
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 (3 ounce) box pineapple-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate thawed
  • 2 cups heavy cream chilled


For the Crust:
Adjust an oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, process cookies and pecans into fine crumbs. Add butter and process until combined.

Using the bottom of a measuring cup, pack crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

Bake until lightly browned and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

For the Pie Filling:
In medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook drained pineapple, 1/4 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt, stirring occasionally until the pineapple is lightly browned and the liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes.

In a food processor, process pineapple mixture until smooth, about one minute. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In medium sauce pan, combine gelatin and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice concentrate. Allow to sit until the gelatin softens, about 5 minutes. Cook over medium heat until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture is very hot but not boiling, about 2 minutes.

Whisking vigorously, slowly add the gelatin mixture to the egg yolks. Return the yolk mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup pineapple juice concentrate and processed pineapple mixture. Pour mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until set, about 1 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a standing mixer, whip heavy cream with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar on medium-high speed to stiff peaks, about 3 minutes.

Working with 1 cup of whipped cream at a time, fold 2 cups whipped cream total into chilled pineapple mixture. Scrape mixture into cooled crust and smooth the top.

Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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