Millionaire Salad!!!

Remember the recipe for Millionaire Pie?  That rich and wonderful concoction we've been making since at least the 1970's in the south and serve mostly for holidays!    I decided to make it one day and then realized that I didn't have any graham crackers for the crust, so I thought why not make it a salad!   You know those sweet 'salads' we love to make for holidays , potlucks, church suppers, or just because in the south!!! 

I must say, the results were wonderful.  I am not a huge fan of these sorts of recipes sometimes, because they are heavy on fruits I cannot or don't eat that much and even I loved this one!   My daddy said it was one of the best things he's eaten in a long time and he's a picky one at times! 

It's also super easy which is always  a good thing!     This is perfect for the holidays and all ages seem to love it!

Here is what you will need for this:

1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained well
1 (16 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1  1/2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped and divided
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (leave a few whole to garnish the top)

In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined.  Beat in the vanilla.  With a large spoon, stir in the crushed pineapple.

Fold in the whipped cream and miniature marshmallows.  Add 1 cup of the pecans or walnuts, reserving the other half cup to garnish the top.   Add the chopped maraschino cherries.

Pour into a large serving bowl and garnish the top with some of the whole cherries and the other half cup of pecans or walnuts!!!  Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight and then serve!  This serves 8 - 10 people easily! 

If you are interested in making the Millionaire Pie, here you go! It's also pretty wonderful!!!  Click on the recipe name and it takes you to the recipe!   Enjoy!!!

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