Pinellas County Pie Festival – And We have a Winner

Actually, we have two!  First and Second Place in the 2016 Pinellas County Pie Festival.

The Bakery’s Team Competed in the 2nd Annual Pinellas County Pie Festival held at Largo Central Park on Saturday, October 22nd.

The Pie Festival celebrated all things PIE.  Along with the pie bake off; there was a pie eating contest, pie games, unlimited pie buffet, music, vendors and more.

2016 Pinellas Pie Festival

2016 Pinellas Pie Festival

Our Baking Team (Hailey, Kim, Anna and myself) entered and array of pies both sweet and savory.

Kim’s entry was a incredible savory Tomato Pie.  Layers of fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, fresh herbs baked in an Amish Pie Crust.  It was truly a beautiful and tasty pie.

Kim's Savory Tomato PIE

Kim’s Savory Tomato PIE

Anna, the newest member of our Baking team, entered her Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in a traditional pie crust with an oh so pretty, lattice top.

Anna's Rhubarb Pie

Anna’s Rhubarb Pie

Hailey’s entry followed her love of Nutella!  Her entry was The Salted Pretzel Nutella.  A Chocolate Cookie Crust with crushed Pretzels, a layer of Nutella, Nutella/Cream Cheese filling and topped with a Nutella Whipped cream, drizzled with Nutella and crushed Pretzels.

 A  Nutella Lover’s dream!

Hailey Salted Pretzel Nutella Pie

Hailey Salted Pretzel Nutella Pie

So, what was my entry?  Triple Key Lime Pie! What would a Florida Pie festival be without Key Lime Pie?

This recipe is very near and dear to my heart as it was one of the first recipes that I created for Sweet IRB (now the BAKERY).

The Triple Decker Key Lime was inspired by combining several different key lime recipes that I’ve used over the years, some new ingredients and a couple years of tweaking to get to the recipe that we use in the Bakery today.

The Triple Decker Key lime has a traditional layer of key lime, a layer of sweetened condensed milk/cream cheese/key lime and a layer of key lime whipped topping.  The crust for the Triple Key lime is a cinnamon gram cracker hand pressed crust.

Triple Decker Key Lime

Triple Decker Key Lime

And Now for the Winners!

Triple Key Lime Pie – 1st Place

Salted Pretzel Nutella – 2nd Place

I am so proud of our entire team! What a great group of talented bakers we have.

We would love for you to try our pies and our other Bakery items including Breakfast, Savory, Coffee, Cakes and more.

Our current case selection includes Triple Decker Key Lime, Peanut Butter Pie, Oreo Pie and Chocolate Dream.

Traditional and Gourmet Pies are available by special order.

The Retail Store, located at 311 Gulf Blvd, is open 6 Days a week Tuesday – Sunday at 8:30 am.

Also, just in time for the 2016 Holiday Season, THE Bakery is taking advance Dessert, Brunch and Breakfast orders.


We hope to see you soon at The BAKERY!   Have a Sweet Week!

Melissa — THE BAKERY