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Million Dollar Pie thankfully doesn't live up to its name cost-wise, but its popularity on Pinterest prove it's worth adding to the recipe vault. Also called Millionaire Pie or Millionaire's Pie, this creamy concoction blends canned pineapple, toasted nuts, and shredded coconut into sweetened condensed milk. It gets its lofty height from the addition of a whipped dessert topping. Some versions incorporate cream cheese and others call for heavy cream, but they all result in a luxurious bite of sweetness.
The basic recipe can branch into many directions, with maraschino cherries making frequent appearances, oranges joining the pineapple, shortbread or flaky pastry replacing the standard graham cracker crust, frozen adaptations, and even a chocolate-pecan impostor.
You can start with this classic rendition, then adjust, modify, and remaster it to your stomach's content. The recipe makes two pies with one can of condensed milk, but you can cut the ingredients in half to make just one.
In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk and lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
Add pineapple, 3/4 cup of the coconut and 3/4 cup of the pecans. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Fold in whipped topping and divide evenly between two crusts.
Spread the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut on a cookie sheet and toast in 350 F oven, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, approximately 5 to 8 minutes.
Sprinkle toasted coconut and remaining pecans onto pie.
Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.