Millionaire Pie is a family favorite, and while I don't know the exact origin of the name, it's reasonable to assume it comes from the rich ingredients -- whipping cream, pecans and butter. Most recipes all for condensed milk, but this is a Millionaire Pie without condensed milk.
Without Condensed Milk or Bananas
This recipe is something similar to the Banana Split Cake my grandmother used to make. Her version was double this, prepared in a 9x13 inch dish and had bananas. But since my husband and daughter aren't banana fans, we leave them out. If you do add bananas, make sure to eat the pie all at once so they don't turn brown.
More Millionaire Pie Recipes
Small Millionaire Pie Without Condensed Milk
- 1 store bought pie crust
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cans crushed pineapple, well drained (8 oz cans)
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (114 grams)
- 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (240 grams)
- 1 large egg pasteurized (such as Safe Eggs)
- ⅛ teaspoon of salt only if using unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup toasted chopped pecans
- Prepare the crust as directed on the package and let cool.
- Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Beat in the vanilla and the sugar. Fold in the pineapple. Set aside.
- In a second bowl, beat the butter and 2 cups confectioners’ sugar until creamy. Beat in the vanilla, egg and salt.
- Spread the butter mixture over bottom of the shell, then spread the pineapple mixture over the butter mixture.
- Sprinkle top with toasted pecans.
- Chill overnight.