American Pie Council

2017 Professional Entry


Key Lime Strawberry Pie

Key Lime Strawberry Pie
Tammi Carlock, Chickamauga, GA
2017 APC National Pie Championships Professional Division
1st Place Citrus


5 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped fine

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine crust ingredients and place into 10-inch pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Strawberry Layer

1 cup strawberries, mashed
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons lime juice
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons strawberry jello

Mix together in saucepan, the water, lime juice, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Bring to a boil. Add berries and continue to cook for 1 minute. Set aside and stir in jello. Let sit until cooled and thickened.

Key Lime Layer

14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lime zest

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lime juice, and zest. Stir in egg yolks. Spread the strawberry filling in the bottom of pie crust. Pour key lime filling on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat together in mixer until stiff peaks form.

Garnish pie with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Tammi Carlock
Chickamauga, GA
Citrus Category