Millionaire Pie (No bake and only 5 Minutes to Prep!) (Video)

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Millionaire Pie is a family favorite.  A rich creamy base is loaded with pecans, coconut, pineapple and cherries. You’ll need just about 5 minutes to prepare this pie and no baking is required!

Delicious Millionaire Pie! This easy pie is one of my favorite NO BAKE desserts! If you like Ambrosia salad, you will love this easy coconut, pecan & pineapple dessert!

 Millionaire Pie  (No bake and only 5 Minutes to Prep!)

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No bake, no fuss… Millionaire Pie is simple to make and the best part is that it tastes delicious! There’s a very good reason this is one of the top recipes of all time on my blog!

We’ve served ambrosia salad at every holiday meal for as long as I can remember.  It’s such a great side and as a kid I always felt like I was having dessert with my dinner.  This pie has a similar flavor so if you like ambrosia salad, you’ll love this pie (plus pretty much anything with sweetened condensed milk has to be amazing right?!)!


This pie starts out with a base of sweetened condensed milk mixed with lemon juice (which causes it to thicken).  Once thickened, all of the yummy add ins are mixed in including cherries, pineapple, coconut and pecans.  It’s all poured into a graham crust and put in the fridge to set.

That’s it, no baking, no stove… just easy-peasy stir and pour!


You’ll want to make sure you squeeze out your pineapple as much as you can just to make sure your pie sets up well.  If you don’t have a store bought graham crust, of course this works with a homemade crust.

To make an easy no bake graham crust, simply combine 

Note:  If you do adapt this recipe to your tastes, do not leave out the lemon juice.  The addition of lemon juice thickens the pie and if you skip it your pie will be runny.

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4.75 from 4 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Millionaire Pie
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: millionaire pie
Millionaire Pie is a family favorite. A rich creamy base is loaded with pecans, coconut, pineapple and cherries. You’ll need just about 5 minutes to prepare this pie and no baking is required!
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 can 15.25oz crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries drained & chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping plus extra for garnish if desired
  1. In a large bowl, combine coconut, crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, pecans, (Eagle Brand) Sweetened Condensed Milk, lemon juice and maraschino cherry juice.
  2. Gently fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
  3. Top with additional whipped topping and cherries if desired. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Recipe Notes

Do not skip or substitute the lemon juice or this pie will not set properly.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 454, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 114mg, Carbohydrates: 61g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 0.2%, Vitamin C: 4.4%, Calcium: 2.1%, Iron: 4.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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   Millionaire Pie is a family favorite.  A rich creamy base is loaded with pecans, coconut, pineapple and cherries. You'll need just about 5 minutes to prepare this pie and no baking is required!
   Millionaire Pie is a family favorite.  A rich creamy base is loaded with pecans, coconut, pineapple and cherries. You'll need just about 5 minutes to prepare this pie and no baking is required!


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296 comments on “Millionaire Pie (No bake and only 5 Minutes to Prep!) (Video)”

  1. What size graham cracker crust did you use?

  2. This is so easy and very good, but way sweet..but I will say, I used unsweetened organic coconut and wow I can’t Imagine how sweet it would be with sweetened coconut.

  3. This is a golden oldie recipe. This was served as dessert at my wedding rehearsal dinner 45 years ago. Tasty then and now!

  4. This recipe sounds interesting, it gave me an idea to create my own version only I have a Banana Split in mind.
    So I’m thinking of omitting the coconut, reducing the pineapple, adding sliced strawberries (strained before adding) along with banana slices. Poured into the crust and covered with whipped cream, drizzle of chocolate fudge, sprinkled with chopped peanuts and then topping it with the maraschino cherry’s. I’m not a fan of ambrosia but I do love banana splits. Sorry can’t rate what I haven’t tried.

  5. Can bananas be substituted for the coconut?

  6. What could I use in the place of coconut? Some family members don’t like it.

  7. I made this because I am one that believes anything with sweetened condensed milk is better. Super easy and good on a hot summer’s night. I’m not that big of a pecan fan so the next time I won’t put in as many nuts. Husband loved and the pie was gone in three days!

  8. I made this for a ladies meeting at church. They loved it. I doubled recipe and made it in a 9×13. Was a hit.

  9. Can you freeze pies.

  10. It would warrant some experimenting but bet it would be really good.

  11. This millionaire pie is so good.Very easy to make.

  12. The millionaire pie was a big hit, so quick and easy to prepare. Love it

  13. This is the ideal dessert for a summer afternoon, chased with some tea – hot or cold as you like it! Today was my shopping day, and I picked up the ingredients. When I got home I stirred this up. By supper time it will be nicely set up I confess to scraping the bowl clean with a rubber spatula (must not waste, right?) and can’t wait to share it with my husband! It reminds me of a frozen dessert that a friend served over 40 years ago. Flawless texture and looks like a Millionaire Pie.

  14. My husband hates coconut is there something that I can substitute instead of coconut? Please email me

  15. Love these recipes keep them coming

  16. This looks an amazing site to like, great ideas

  17. This looks delicious! I will have to make it someday. Maraschino cherries are delicious!

  18. Have you ever tried toasting the coconut?

  19. Can you use cool whip in the millionaire pie

  20. The cranberry millionaire salad is awesome. Made no changes. You will not be disappointed. Great dish for the holiday season!

  21. I’m glad to have found this recipe just in time because my sister loves this pie and her birthday is in 2 days so it’ll be a complete surprise that I’ll be making it instead of the usual birthday cake every year. Thanks holly

  22. throw in a handful of mini chocolate chips

  23. This sounds soooo good ! I’m making it for a friends birthday tomorrow !

  24. Hi! I am allergic to pineapple. Do you think you could take it out and replace it and it would still be good? This looks amazing! I love the smell of pineapple and get so bummed when I see something amazing and then I see the pineapple pop up lol.

  25. I followed directions completely. This pie was runny and never set. I drained and dried pineapple with a paper towel, made sure I added the lemon juice to the sweetened condensed milk. Left in fridge over night. It just fell apart.

    • How disappointing! I’m not sure why yours didn’t set, it sounds like you followed the recipe exactly. I’ve made this so many times and haven’t had that problem.

  26. Can I freeze this pie. Thank you

  27. Can you substitute lime juice for the lemon juice?

  28. This pie is delicious… My husband’s favorite for his birthday and holidays… I’m not a cherry fan…I like to substitute cherries with fresh sliced strawberries, toast coconut for garnish… Yum oh!

  29. This recipe actually took 2 pie shells for me

  30. Hi Holly
    I have a question I was thinking about making this but one of the people that might be enjoying this is allergic to citrus. Is there another option to the Lemon juice that i used in the recipe?

    • Unfortunately the lemon makes this pie set. You could certainly make this pie and create another little dessert in a bowl for the guest with allergies skipping the lemon juice. It would be the texture of a softer ambrosia salad. I hope that helps.

  31. I can only say wow, GREAT RECIPES!

  32. I made your millionaire pie day before yesterday! I had a birthday party the next day AND I had forgotten about it. I managed to get to the restaurant by desert & coffee time. I had phoned ahead and told the other girls “Don’t order desert! I’m bringing it!” It ended up being my gift, my card, and Birthday Girl took the remaining HALF home to share with her family! Everyone happy except MY husband. Today, I’m making another Millionaire Pie!

  33. Can you use strawberries instead of cherries

  34. Any easy way to make your own graham cracker crust is to use recipe above. Spread it out slightly evenly in pie pan, but instead of using your fingers to mash it, use the next size smaller pie plate to mash it with. I have a 9″ Corning pie plate that I use for pies & use an 8″ Pyrex one to mash it with.

  35. I have a cousin who is allergic to nuts, is there something else I can use to get the crunch of the pecans. I’m making this for Thanksgiving.

  36. Can’t wait to try your recipes!!

  37. Love your recipes they are fast, Easy and simply to make.

  38. I had a recipe like this years ago. The only thing different was made with dream whip cool whip pistachio pudding and dark cherries. If any one remembers please let me know I can’t find my recipe

  39. This looks so wonderful. I am going to print it & make it for our next get together. A different one each time. WONDERFUL.

  40. Making this for a family reunion. Instead of just cherries though I’m gonna use a can of cherry pie filling.

  41. It looks fabulous! Got most ingredients, going to make it this weekend!

  42. Good but way to sweet. I made it last night

  43. Can you substitute the pineapple with something else. I have a child who is allergic to the pineapple

    • I have only tried this as written. As long as you leave the full amount of lemon juice in the recipe I think substituting the pineapple with another canned fruit (such as peaches) should work.

  44. The pie was yumy thank you gor posting it

  45. We call that filling the good stuff but I never thought to put it in a oie.

  46. I will be trying this recipe Millionaire Pie. It looks really good.

  47. My Mom made this when we were kids,yum!

  48. Does the pie freeze well?

  49. Lost this recipe a long time ago glad to have it again thank you

  50. I would like to know the nutrition data.

  51. I have not yet made this pie. I have made a similar pie (Key lime) using condensed milk and lime juice.It is absolutely imperative to use the lemon juice for the pie to set up. Also, I found using a brand name milk also makes a difference. Looking forward to making this pie without any changes.

  52. I made this and its delicious and very quick and easy to make

  53. I have always loved Millionaire Pie.

  54. Will try pie + would like to see more recipes.

  55. Where is the actual recipe?

    • Hi Sheila,
      Thanks for stopping by. If you scroll down past the ingredients just a little, the instructions are listed. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  56. what can be used instead of condensed milk, in recipes (i have an allergy and breakout using that)

  57. Love the millionaire pie. Smores pie etc. so far love them all

  58. Absolutely brilliant recipe with a brilliant name! I hope eating this makes me a millionaire too haha! :)

  59. Wow that looks fabulous and so simple like you say!

  60. Oooh, this looks like a great pie to share with my co-workers and so easy to mix up too! Love the addition of pecans for the additional texture!

  61. What an interesting recipe, I’ve never seen anything like this before.

  62. I’ve never heard of a millionaire pie!! It’s so pretty and sounds delish!

  63. I would love to receive more recipes from you!

  64. Made this for my Easter Family Gathering, took some advice from the comments and used a 9×13 pan, and made my own graham cracker crust but I used real finnish butter and sweetener to make it a little friendlier for diabetics. But otherwise did not derive from the recipe or the crust recipe in comments. Everyone literally loved it. It was half gone by the time I got some lol and I dunno if it was even still there by the time I left. I never get such positive feedback from family gatherings on my contributions so I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the recipe!!

  65. I used to make this with fruit coctail or crushed pineapple, could u post how i could do this again?I forgot

  66. What difference does another brand of condensed milk make in this recipe?

  67. I am curious about changing ingredients. I like everything in this recipe except pineapple. could I change that out for dark chocolate chips/pieces?

    • I think that would work but I haven’t tried it so I can’t say 100% for sure. If you do try it just be certain to keep the lemon juice in the recipe as it helps the pie set.

  68. Can anyone tell me if the lemon juice has a substitute? My mom is highly allergic to lemon (and lime) and I would love to make this for an upcoming family get together!

    • Unfortunately this pie has not worked for those who have substituted the lemon juice. The combination of the lemon juice and the sweetened condensed milk is what makes this pie set.

  69. Made the pie and it turned out great!!! It does fit into a pie crust but it mounds up high. I added mandarin oranges and left out the coconut and pecans and it was still a yummy dessert!! Wasn’t runny at all, you definitely need that lemon juice mixed with the sweetened condensed milk for it to thicken it. Thanks for posting it, Holly.

  70. Do you think that the canned pineapple be substituted with canned peaches or mandarin oranges? This looks super yummy, but I am highly allergic to pineapple. :(

    • I haven’t tried it but I think it would work. The only issue you could run into would be that the pie may not set up as well… IF that were to happen I think it’d still be delicious (with a spoon).

  71. This pie was so bad. I’m sorry, but yuck. It tastes like cheap sugary ingredients (perhaps because that’s what it’s made of). It’s like, when you take a bite of a cheap cherry pie. You know, the kind that’s just pre-made pie crust and a can of cherry filling. And you take a bite and, ugh. Not worth the calories. I’m sorry. =(

  72. looks yummy, can’t wait to try it.

  73. I just made this pie and put into fridge. Should the mixture be fairly thin when it is poured into the crust?

  74. I do want to try this, but what size can of sweetened condensed milk do I use?…..i think it comes in two sizes…..Thank You

  75. Thank you in advance for the recipe. Just sent my husband to market to purchase items I didn’t have. YUM-O! Sounds so good.

    Thank You for adding me to your list to receive other recipes.

  76. If you send out weekly or monthly recipes please include me.

  77. Just made this to bring to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow along with other pies. Looks like it will set up nicely but mine is more pink than in your photo and also tastes pretty much like lemon juice……hoping as it sets overnight the other flavors will be more prominent! Is that your experience as far as taste, gets better as it sits? Thanks

  78. My recipe calls for a large can sliced peaches , drained and cut in small pieces.and large container of coolwhip insread of whipping cream and it makes 2 pies not one. Using 2 graham cracker crusts

  79. do you use fresh lemon juice or is RealLemon concentrate ok?

  80. * correction: in its place

  81. Hi. I can’t have dairy. I was wondering if I could use full fat coconut milk cooked to be condensed milk units place?

    • I haven’t tried it with coconut milk so I can’t say for sure. While I think it would taste great, the condensed milk is thicker so I’m not sure if it would set up properly.

    • My brother is lactose intolerant, but loves dairy products. He takes Lactaid™ tablets before eating dairy yummies and has no problems.

  82. You don’t need graham crackers at all to make a (sweet) crumb crust. Just about any type of plain cookie works well, and vanilla wafers are likely at the top of the list, as Holly mentioned, but I even once used those butter pecan packaged cookies for a cheesecake crumb crust, which turned out beautifully. I also noticed that someone else mentioned using Oreos, and those working well, so there are many possibilities for your crumb crust.

  83. Do you drain the pineapple?

  84. Does the recipe require fresh lemon juice, or can it be from the plastic lemon bottle found by real lemons at the grocery store? Thanks!

  85. Has anyone ever crushed peppermint as an added treat to this pie?

  86. I made this and it was way too sweet. If I was to try it again I wouldn’t use the sweetened condensed milk but maybe somehow substitute with cream cheese.

  87. This sounds so yummy but can’t have nuts, coconut or condensed milk… any other ideas?

  88. My grandmother had a recipe very similar to this that we make for all the major holidays. It has cranberry sauce and nuts in it and is frozen. I can’t wait to try this pie version!

  89. I have made this recipe for years. I use cool whip 12 oz. 1 can sweetened milk 5 Tablespoons of lemon juice. then you can crush up oreo cookies (1/2 bag) makes 2 pies. I have also used fresh strawberries, mixed fruit, banana and coconut. Just make sure you drain fruit well

  90. I like making a 9 x 13 dish of sugar free Jello and spread this evenly over for a topping,.. Nice for a warm summer evening.

  91. I made this for a potluck dinner this weekend. It was so very easy to make and tasted like a million :) Thanks for posting the recipe.

  92. The picture of the recipe looks great but the instructions on how to make it is vague.

  93. Do you whip the eagle brand or mix it in straight?

  94. Just made pie today. Came out great. A little sweet, but very easy to make. Just follow the directions and It will come out fine.

  95. I’ve made this pie twice and it is absolutely delicious and get rave reviews every time! But, when I first read the recipe and it called for 1 1/2 cups of whipped topping, I used an entire 8 oz container and 1/2 of another (4oz) because I was taught 8 oz = 1 cup. So, what I ended up with was a lot of filling which was ‘heaped’ into the 8 inch pie shell. The pie was a bit tall but, looked and tasted nothing short of amazing, especially with a 1/2 layer of Cool Whip on top! This gets eaten so fast that may have to be made, next time!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! It’s so easy to make and tastes wonderful!

    • Gail, I’m sure the 1 1/2 cups whipped topping means volume not weight. My daughter once made this mistake when making Rice Cereal Treats. She was calculating weight instead of volume for the cereal, and, as we know, the rice cereal weighs practically nothing. She bought 3 boxes and still didn’t have enough according to her calculation. Fortunately, she realized her mistake but had a LOT of cereal to eat for a long time.

  96. This sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I am highly allergic to lemons :( I know white vinegar is the substitution for lemon juice. Would it work in this recipe or would it be better to leave it out and eat it in a bowl?

  97. I did this one too. But instead of the Graham Cracker Crust. I mixed mixed 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 chopped pecans and 1 and 1/2 Sticks Butter, softened butter. Then I pressed it into 13x9x2″ pan and cook for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cooled and added filling. Delisious

  98. I have never made this but first thing that came to mind is the pineapple and coconut are screaming for macadamia nuts so I would use that instead of pecans…or maybe pistachios. I would toast them first and maybe the coconut too. My inclination is go with a chocolate graham crust but that may prove to too much and regular graham may taste better. It would warrant some experimenting but bet it would be really good.

  99. I learned to make this pie in 4th grade some 30 yrs ago, it is so good that one time I dropped one on the floor my aunt scooped it up an ate it anyway, we use fruit cocktail drained no coconut.

  100. Could you use Mandarin Oranges (drained) in place of the pineapple? Just curious.

  101. Would actual whipped cream work? I am trying to stay away from Cool whip.

    • I haven’t tried it that way but if you do try it, please let us know how it works out. Please be sure not to skip the lemon juice,that’s what thickens up the pie.

      • I’ve made a similar dessert, Banana Split Pie, and real whipped cream does not work. Becomes too runny too quickly. Stick to the cool whip.

    • Lemon juice will curdle the whipped cream. You need to use a nondairy whipped topping like cool whip.

  102. My son hates pineapple – I guess I could just use more cherries and leave pineapple out?

    • I haven’t tried it without pineapple but you could possibly try another type of canned fruit (such as peaches or pears) well drained and dabbed dry. (Just be sure not to leave out the lemon juice! :) )

  103. Looks really good! I think it could be modified in many ways too! “)

  104. I go out and buy the crust…they r making them a little bigger……I made this pie….it was very good…and very easy to make….yum

  105. I have made this and substituted the eagle brand milk for vanilla yogurt…i also do not put it in a pie crust…i just use it as a dessert in a bowl

  106. I made this today and let it stay in the refrigerator for 6 hours and it was absolutely delishhh… I followed the directions exact and it came out perfect… :)

  107. This sounds delicious! I’m making it tonight for tomorrows dessert. Is it really only 1 1/2 cups cool whip? Or do I use a whole 8 ounce container of cool whip?

  108. I did add the right amount of lemon juice but don’t think I drained the pinapple very well. Should I add more cool whip?

    • You could try that… and if that doesn’t work just spoon it into a glass, top with some extra cool whip and a cherry. Millionaire parfait. ;) I am sure it will taste just as wonderful!

  109. My Aunt made this pie for years, after she passed on I had to make it for the family we called it a refrigerate pie. We love this pie.

  110. I don’t think I drained the pineapples enough what can I do to make it less runny? It’s in the fridge right now still in the bowl

  111. What are Graham crackers, not sure if available in Australia, what could I substitute and also I don’t think Cool Whip is available here do you know of a substitute?

    • From what I’ve read they are not available in Australia.. it’s basically a cookie/biscuit. Martha Stewart has a recipe for homemade graham crackers.

      If you have access to digestive biscuits or even vanilla wafers cookies, those would work too.

      • You don’t need graham crackers at all to make a crumb crust. For a sweet crust, almost any type of plain cookie would do. Those packaged butter pecan cookies, crushed up finely, even work well, and I noticed someone even mentioned using Oreos. Vanilla wafers, too, work just as well, as Holly mentioned. Hope this helps.

  112. How many days in advance can I make this ?

  113. I made this pie…very rich….posted your pie and mine…lol. Not even close….

  114. This worked perfectly! Thank you for the very easy and delicious recipe!

  115. I’ve made this for years and call it Million Dollar Pie. I usually only use strawberries or pineapple. Thought about using both but to add even more fruit and nuts. I think I’ll be in heaven. Will have to try it. Thanks!!

  116. I have been making a similar recipe for years, and is awesome also. It’s called Broken Glass. Made with Whipping cream, Pineapple juice, Sugar, Gelatine Jello.etc. And Then there is Sex in a Pan!

  117. I made this pie following the directions to the T…it was way to runny so I decided to add some extra coconut, it helped some but it still wouldn’t set up as the pictured pie…gonna keep trying variations because I love all the ingredients in was still very yummy, just very runny.

  118. I don’t like pecans could I substitute another nut or leave them out all together? I like walnuts, peanuts, and cashews but don’t if they would go with the other ingredients. Thanks.

    • You could try any of those nuts (although I don’t feel peanut flavor would match well) or you could leave the nuts out completely and the recipe would still work fine. :)

  119. Ok, thank you

  120. I was disappointed in this pie….it was runny, and much too sweet. It didn’t cut like regular pie. I won’t be trying it again. I followed directions to the T what did I do wrong, by the way I used cool wh

    • I also used Cool Whip. Did you use the full amount of lemon juice? Was your pineapple very well drained?

      • Hi there,,,,,what does the lemon juice do in the pie……….I used a little orange juuce instead….the condensed milk made the pie toooo sweet…. I served the pie but it didn’t cut out of the pan like a pie…..most of it went into the garbage… disappointed. Yes I dried the pineapple in a towel, and didn’t even put in the cherry juice…..tooo runny. Was I supposed to put the pie iin the freezer

    • You might try dissolving 1/2 small pkg. orange Jell-O in a bit of hot water, then cool and add to the filling. The gelatin in the Jell-O will firm up the pie, and add a nice orange flavor as well :-) Pineapple Jell-O would work, too.

      • HI Julie, I also make a cheesecake -like pie using lemon jello amd only 1 cup of boiling water. I put this is a blender with one 8 ounce package of cream cheese. Blend together and pour into a prepared graham cracker crust. Makes a great cream cheese pie with lemon flavor. You can add any fruit you like on top with Cool Whip garnish. Delicious

    • To make it thicker , add more lemon juice little at a time. I also was told that if you use metal spoon and bowl it won’t get thick. The calaboration of eaglebrand milk and lemon juice is what makes thick . I always use plastic bowl and spoons to mix. Always turns out with no fail.Hope this will help you.

  121. HELP! How come when I try to print the recipe it comes out in several pages of a 4″ strip on each page instead of 1 full page? I end up with more banner ads that I do of what I originally wanted. Arg!

  122. Has anyone tried this with a chocolate Oreo cookie crust? (I’m not fond of graham cracker crust.)


      • Would anyone know what could be used as a substitute for coconut? I have a severe allergy to it and would love too try the pie. It looks so good.

      • I have made this with crushed OREO COOKIES in PARFAIT CUPS and you can also freeze these and take out when you want a YUMMY DESERT.

    • I’m not a fan of graham cracker crumb crust either, so I like to use vanilla wafers (crushed up), mix with melted butter, and voila. You have a great vanilla crumb crust.

    • Oh..that sounds Amazing…gonna making the pie with marshmallows and the Chocolate crust…

  123. I am a diabetic and can’t have the sweetened condensed milk, is there anything else I can substitute for that ?

    • I have a recipe on how to make sugarfree sweetened condensed milk. I will post as soon as I find it. I to am a diabetic.

      • To make sugar free sweetened condensed milk you blend 1 cup powdered milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup BOILING water and 2/3 cup sugar substitute. This makes the equivalent of a 14 oz can.

    • Perhaps oconut milk with a little xylitol? Or ~1/4-1/3 cup cashews blended with water sufficient for recipe. I use casews blended with water for vegan recipes such as macaroni and cheese, stroganoff, cream for coffee, etc. options for sweeteners are xylitol, as mentioned, maple syrup, dates (in the blender with the liquids) and honey.

  124. My grandma has been making this pie since before I was born… Heaven on a spoon!

  125. Holly, my daughter made this last night and said it is really good BUT THE SIZE OF THE PAN or how many pies this makes is missing. I told her everything over the phone from this receipe as it is written here and assumed a regular sized ready made graham cracker pie shell would do…WRONG! My daughter said it would make (2) 8 inch pies or possibly one 9×13? Please include this missing information and what size pan or pie shells/plate you use. THANK YOU!!!

  126. This looks absolutely HEAVENLY! I will try this soon! Thank you Holly!

  127. Hi Holly, I’ve just found your great blog through pinterest. Loving your work. . :-) For us in New Zealand please what is the whipped topping?

  128. Can I add strawberries instead of cherries? Or what would be a good substitute (can’t have cherries) :-)

    • You can skip the cherries if you can’t have them and make it without. The strawberries may have too much moisture if they are fresh. Another option would be canned peaches or other canned fruit drained well and chopped.

  129. would you be able to add strawberries and bananas and maybe add some cream cheese to make it cheesecake like?

    • Hey, that sounds amazing!! Did you try it? If so, did it work??? Thanks!!

      • it works with cream cheese, just not as fluffy recipe is 1 can sweetened condenced milk 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 8 oz brick cream cheese room temp whip this together until smooth add fruits listed above and chill for several hours………… very rich and delicious

    • That’s exactly what I was thinking! My sister’s mother-in-law has this cheesecake recipe that requires 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1 container of coolwhip, and 1 cup of sugar. Combine those ingredients and place into a graham cracker crust and it is so amazing. I was thinking of taking the fruits and nuts in this recipe and adding them to the cheesecake mixture. I think it sounds amazing!

  130. Como se prepara?

    • Te lo traducire, de ingredientes necesitas:

      1 base para pay de las que ya tienen la galleta incluida
      1 taza de coco rallado
      1 lata de piñas en trocitos bien escurrida
      1 taza de cerezas maraschino escurridas y cortadas en trozos pequeños
      media taza de nueces picadas
      1 lata de leche condensada que en Mexico seria como la lechera
      5 cucharadas de jugo de limon
      1 cucharada del jugo de las cereas
      1 1/2 taza de crema batida

      y pues primero combinas todas las frutas, nueces y coco y después le agregas la crema batida sin mezclarlo mucho, después esa mezcla la pones en la base de pay con la galleta y lo refrigeras por 3 horas o toda la noche.

      Espero que te ayude en algo :)

  131. Could you substitute real whipped cream for the whipped topping?

    • I haven’t tried it that way but I feel like it would probably work. If you do try it, please let us know how it works for you as others might be wondering the same thing! :)

    • To make it like CoolWhip, add about a teaspoonful of prepared gelatin (with 2 teaspoons cold water, add gelatin to soften, then heat below boiling to completely dissolve). Then add gelatin to your sweetened whipped cream. This will keep it from separating and give it body.

    • hi did you substitute topping for heavy cream and was it ok as id like to make this.
      regards Amanda

    • It might work if you are going to eat it right away, but homemade whipped cream is not as stable as Cool Whip and will begin to separate over time.

  132. I add mandarin oranges double the recipe and place in 9×13 dish,every body at church wonts me to bring
    it every time we have a meal..

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