Paradise Pie

August 7, 2009

There are only a few weeks of Summer left, so I find myself daydreaming about a nice trip to Paradise before it's time to get ready for back-to-school.  If someone were to ask me to describe my idea of Paradise, I'd probably say something like this:

“I'm on an island far, far away where the sand is so soft and so white that it reminds me of powdered sugar, and the beach is surrounded by the most gorgeous, clear turquoise blue water that you've ever seen. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun's rays feel perfect on my skin that is slathered in my favorite Hawaiian Tropic. There are no cell phones, computers or televisions on the island and I am able to leisurely read a book while laying on the beach, totally uninterrupted, except for the occasional delivery of food and cold beverages”.

Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely that I'll be experiencing anything like that any time in the near future so I'll have to compromise.


(Yes, this sign really is in my backyard; but, no, it's not always Happy Hour.) 🙂

Since it's Friday and the guys are golfing today, I thought I might be able to experience a little Paradise right here in my own backyard. I'm going to try and take a couple hours off this afternoon to read by the pool while I have the house to myself. I may have a couple of friends stop by later so I wanted to make some sort of refreshing, tropical dessert.

While browsing the Internet looking for some ideas for a freezer pie, I stumbled upon this recipe for Paradise Pie on I knew right away that I wanted to make this pie and I was thrilled that it was so fast and easy to put together!

The combination of the pineapple, coconut, and pecans was so tropical that I almost felt like I if I closed my eyes, I could pretend that I was in Paradise!

Paradise Pie Poolside, anyone?

Paradise Pie poolside, anyone?

Paradise Pie

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed (use 4 oz.)
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust

Combine the milk and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir well. Add the drained pineapple, coconut and pecans, mixing well. Gently fold in the whipped topping. Pour into the crust. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Remove from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving. Cover any leftover pie loosely with foil or place inside a large freezer storage bag and return to the freezer.


I'm submitting this recipe to this month's You want pies with that event. Be sure to check the site on August 8th for the full roundup!


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10 Comments so far

  1. Posted by lisaiscooking

    August 8, 20091:37 pm

    That pie would be great by a pool! Love the pineapple and nuts in it.
    .-= lisaiscooking´s last blog post … Cherry-Zucchini Muffins =-.

  2. Posted by LilSis

    August 8, 20098:17 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    It really was good! Great served poolside.

  3. Posted by Amy (Sing For Your Supper)

    August 8, 20099:15 pm

    Mmm! This looks great!!
    .-= Amy (Sing For Your Supper)´s last blog post … You Want Pies With That? #2 =-.

  4. Posted by Jacque

    August 8, 200911:06 pm

    Ooooh, love it!! with that list of ingredients, I know it was good!
    .-= Jacque´s last blog post … Cranberry Almond Tartlettes (with Pistachio Crust) =-.

  5. Posted by LilSis

    August 9, 20097:45 am

    Thanks Amy! It did turn out great. And, it was so easy! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Posted by LilSis

    August 9, 20098:02 am

    Thanks Jacque! It really was good. I wish someone would finish the last couple of pieces so I don’t end up eating the whole pie myself!

  7. Posted by girlichef

    August 9, 20091:59 pm

    mmmmmm….summer in a shell….nice!

  8. Posted by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart

    August 9, 20092:56 pm

    Looks yummy! 🙂 I love the summer flavors of coconut and pineapple together!
    .-= Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart´s last blog post … Sweet Melissa Sundays – Snickerdoodles =-.

  9. Posted by LilSis

    August 9, 20099:14 pm

    girlichef & Hornedfroggy –

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad to have found both of your blogs! The Pie event definitely has a bunch of great ladies that participate!

  10. Posted by P90X Exercise

    December 7, 20093:19 pm

    Emmmmm. I have to try this recipe with a Pina Colada by the beach.
    .-= P90X Exercise´s last blog post … P90X Results Pictures =-.

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