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Recipe: Delicious Millionaire Pie

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Kresa is a wife and mother to two beautiful children. She enjoys cooking for her family and creating new recipes for them to try.

Learn how to make millionaire pie!

Learn how to make millionaire pie!

A Thanksgiving Tradition

My family serves millionaire pie every year at Thanksgiving—it's tradition! This recipe was inspired by my aunt’s millionaire pie recipe (which doesn't include cream cheese). I decided to add cream cheese to the recipe, and the result was absolutely amazing! I usually make about 3 or 4 of them at a time. They're always a hit!

Here's how to make this pie yourself.


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tub (16 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 3 cans (15 oz.) crushed pineapple, in heavy syrup
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crusts
  • Maraschino cherries, optional garnish


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  2. Stir in the Cool Whip until well combined.
  3. Open and drain the cans of pineapple and stir them into the mixture. Make sure the pineapple is well-drained before you add it to the mixture, or you will have a very runny filling.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crusts and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
In our house, it isn't Thanksgiving without millionaire pie!

In our house, it isn't Thanksgiving without millionaire pie!

Questions & Answers

Question: Can real whipped cream be substituted for the Cool Whip? I've never been able to handle the artificial chemical taste that comes with this sooo unhealthy product.

Answer: Yes, you can use real whip cream. I have used real whip cream before, it gives it a much richer taste. I think it tastes delicious either way.

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