My first recipe right out of the gate (since my return from computer Hell) is an oldie, but a goodie. I so often forget about my old tried and true recipes from back in the day because I’m constantly trying NEW stuff. But this past weekend, I dug out one of my favorite Go-To’s. (In fact, it IS my mama’s favorite)
The ladies that I hang out with at my pool decided to grill out this past Saturday night. When we do this, everyone brings something to contribute. A potluck of sorts. Since I’m not a grilling efficienado (hockey pucks – that’s all I have to say about that), I leave that up to the ladies. I do the side dishes and/or desserts. SO – in my time management logic taking into consideration how to maximize my time outdoors and minimize my time behind INSIDE, a little nugget jogged right out of my long-term memory (cuz my short-term memory is starting to SUCK).
This pie is truly a golden nugget to keep in your recipe arsenal.
a.) IT IS EASY!
b.) It is quick. . . as in 10 minutes and you’re done.
c.) All you need is one mixing bowl and a measuring cup.
d.) There is no need to turn on your oven.
e.) It is a perfect Summertime pie for (d) alone.
f.) And it makes TWO pies at one time! You can’t beat that!
I really like the two pies at one time deal. . . even more than the quick and the easy. Quantity is always better, don’t ya think? I could take one pie to the potluck grilling and take one pie to my mama (She grinned and said, “I get the WHOLE pie?”). Not only that, but I could throw it together that morning before heading out to the pool for the afternoon and it will be ready by late afternoon. I just go inside long enough to retrieve said pie and back outside I go. It’s awesome!! You will love it. Now here is what you need to put this together.
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 can Crushed Pineapple, drained
1 can Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 cup chopped pecans
1 large tub Cool Whip
2 Graham Cracker Pie Crusts
In large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Stir in the pineapple and mandarin oranges. Then gently fold in the Cool Whip. Pour into the two graham cracker crusts. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
And this is what you get. It’s a perfect, light, refreshing dessert.
Warning: When you serve it, people will ask you “What’s a Millionaire Pie? What’s IN it?” Just tell them all to trust you, take a bite, then decide if they like it or not. (People are so funny) Every single one of the six women at this pool asked me this, and upon that said first bite, each and every single one of them asked me for the recipe.