I have been on a bit of a blogging break. Yes, shocker, I know. Hey, life happens and the first part of this pregnancy was a bit difficult. Yup, if you didn’t know it I am having another baby girl! We are so excited about this new addition to our family! I was convinced I was having a boy, but ultrasound confirmed that it is a little girl. My poor hubby is going to be in a house with three ladies. He is going to need a few man’s night out over the next few years. I am sure my dad and brother will be happy to take him along on one of their hunts.
With a new baby on the way, I was thinking about good deserts for baby showers. I have quite a few friends whose families are also growing and will need to be taking food to them. Millionaire pie is one of the easiest desserts to make, and is so amazingly light and refreshing. This is another oldie but goodie recipe I have swapped from my mom. I typed up the recipe a while back, so I cannot find all of my pictures, but it is so easy to make it really doesn’t need picture instructions.
This is really a make the night before recipe, because it will need to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours after you make it to set up. Make sure to set out your cool whip about an hour before you start so that it can thaw. Mix all of the ingredients (except cool whip and crust) in a large bowl. When I make it, I wait to mix in the pecans. When all ingredients are mixed, fold in the cool whip. This next step you can skip, but it works for our family. I split what is left into two bowls. In one bowl I add in pecans. In the other bowl I add in some mandarin oranges. My husband doesn’t like pecans, so the pie with mandarin oranges is more for him. However, I absolutely love pecans!
You can make your own crust, but we make this the easy way and buy our crusts. Add 1/2 of the mixture into each pie crust. Or, if you are making it the modified way add each divided bowl into a pie crust. Garnish with a few extra pecans, cover, and refrigerate for four hours or over night. Honestly, I have made one of these in a hurry before and took it with me to a dinner. I just put it in the refrigerator while we ate dinner and brought it out when it was time for dessert. This will work OK, but the texture is really better if you refrigerate over night.
Let me know if you try this recipe and like it! It is one of my favorites!