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Millionaire Pie (No-Bake)

This cool and creamy Millionaire Pie is full of crushed pineapple, pecans, and cherries and reminds me a little of Ambrosia or Watergate Salad.

Slice of Retro Millionaire Pie topped with a cherry.

And like Ambrosia and Watergate Salad you’ve probably seen it at many cafeterias over the years. With just a few minutes of time, you can enjoy Millionaire Pie at home too. Made with simple ingredients, its creamy texture is sure to be a huge hit.

Creamy No-Bake Dessert

Sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip make the filling super creamy and delicious. Cool Whip is a huge treasure in the kitchen and holds up better than fresh whipped cream.

Just one bowl, a rubber spatula, and about 5 minutes is all you need to whip up this easy filling. Maraschino cherries help flavor the pie.

Slice of pie on a plate.

I have no idea why this pie got the name Millionaire’s Pie but maybe it is because the pineapple and cherries look like gold and rubies.  🙂

The pie filling gets put into a no-bake homemade graham cracker crust. It’s so nice to be able to make a summer pie without turning the oven on!

Can Millionaire Pie Be Frozen?

Yes! This pie freezes really well. Wrap it well in plastic wrap and freeze for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.


  • Use a store-bought graham cracker crust.
  • Add 1/2 cup of tosted shredded coconut to the filling.

Recipe Tip

To achieve beautifully clean cuts, partially freeze the pie before slicing.

This creamy, decadent pie is fit for any millionaire’s palate!

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Slice of Retro Millionaire Pie on a plate.

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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Millionaire Pie

Retro Millionaire Pie makes an easy summer dessert. This no-bake pie is full of crushed pineapple, cherries, and pecans in a graham cracker crust. This creamy, decadent pie is fit for any millionaire's palate!
PREP: 2 hours 20 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
TOTAL: 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained very well
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish


  • In a medium bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press onto bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • In another medium bowl, mix together drained crushed pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, cherries, pecans, lemon juice, and cherry juice.
  • Fold in half of the container of Cool Whip. Spoon batter into graham cracker crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (To get nice clean cuts, partially freeze pie.)
  • Serve with extra Cool Whip and cherries.


Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no-bake pie, pineapple

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Originally posted June 22, 2015.

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36 thoughts on “Millionaire Pie (No-Bake)”

  1. It was named Millionaire pie because the ingredients were once only used by the wealthy– pineapple, coconut, cherries had to be imported at a great price.

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Crazy about the height of this pie.. wow it is incredible. And so perfect for Summer!

  3. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

    Summer definitely calls for quick and easy no-bake desserts! This pie looks delicious, and it’s so pretty with the bits of pineapple and cherry!

  4. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I love these easy no-bake pies! I feel like summer is going to be over before we know it — definitely going to have to sample this one before that happens!

  5. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life

    I’d never heard of millionaire pie but I’m so glad I did! This looks like such a refreshing (no bake – woohoo!) dessert for summer. Plus that crust – yum!

  6. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    This pie is amazing. Love everything about it… just wish I could have a piece too 🙂

  7. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Haha Christin! I think that is exactly how the Millionaire’s Pie got it’s name. They do like gold and rubies! And, I’ll bet they taste as famously too! This pie looks incredible as usual. Let’s both admit it, I need to move next door to help you eat all this stuff! 🙂

  8. Millionaire pie is such a fun name! No bake desserts are definitely key in the summer – I’d love to cool off with this!

  9. This millionaire pie looks beautiful, Christin! So fluffy, creamy and delicious! Yay for no-bake desserts, so perfect for summer!

  10. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    The add-ins DO look like gold and rubies, that’s a good guess as to how it might have gotten its name! Sounds delicious, and I LOVEE that it’s no bake!

  11. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    I’m hot and thirsty right now, and this pie looks exactly like what I need. You can’t go wrong with sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip.

  12. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    oh my goodness. . this pie looks sooooo good! and perfect for summer! can’t wait to try this! Hooray for summer and no-bake pies!

  13. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This pie looks gorgeous, Christin! No-bake desserts are a must for the summer, especially for delicious treats like this. And I love how versatile sweetened condensed milk is! Looks delicious! Pinned!

  14. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext

    Love the sound of this pie! Looks delicious – loving the flavours and of course the fact it’s no-bake too!

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