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Key Lime Strawberry Pie

Recipe By: Tammi Carlock
Year Submitted: 2017
Winner First Place

Ingredients

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

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

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

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

Directions

Crust
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
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
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
Beat together in mixer until stiff peaks form.
Garnish pie with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.