This bright confection is packed with texture and sweet flavor. Pineapple bits and chewy sweet coconut are suspended throughout this creamy pie along with crunchy pecans. Gelatin sets the pie so that it's easily sliceable and maintains its shape. Be ready for any festive gathering with this eye-catching, tropical-flavored treat!


Credit: Micah A. Leal

Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small glass or metal bowl, mix together gelatin and milk. Set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together condensed milk, crushed pineapple, sweetened coconut, maraschino cherries, pecans, maraschino cherry juice, and lemon juice. Once well combined, fold in whipped topping until completely incorporated.

  • Place the bowl of gelatin in a larger bowl filled with hot water. Stir gelatin mixture, making sure that none of the water gets into the gelatin. Once the gelatin has melted and the mixture is smooth, pour it into the mixture in the large mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Pour the contents of the bowl into the prepared graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Remove from the refrigerator and garnish with additional whipped topping, coconut, cherries, and pecans.