This is an old fashioned millionaire pie recipe, passed around through many a southern family. It is very easy to make and is a rich, creamy treat for dessert.
It gets its name from the legend that this delicious pie (also call Million Dollar Pie) was first made in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. The pie was so rich and delicious so it was named millionaires pie, and considered to be worth a million dollars by those who ate it.
1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker pie crust
1. In a large bowl, combine coconut, pineapple, cherries, pecans, condensed milk and lemon juice; mix well.
2. Fold in whipped topping, thoroughly combining all ingredients.
3. Pour into prepared crust. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight. Garnish with Sliced maraschino cherries if desired.