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21 Key Lime Recipes That Go Beyond Pie

Freshen up your day with these perfectly tart key lime recipes. From the classic pie to new favorites like key lime fondue and thumbprint cookies, you won't be able to get enough of these citrus treats.

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Key Lime Pound CakeTaste of Home

Key Lime Pound Cake

This Key lime pound cake was inspired from a basic pound cake recipe that I like to play around with. It's now the only cake requested at every gathering. The unfrosted cake freezes well. —Pat Stewart, Canton, Georgia

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Key Lime Pie Balls

The classic creamy filling, graham-cracker crust and burst of lime are all mixed together in every bite of these rolled cookies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Key Lime Cream PieTaste of Home

Key Lime Cream Pie

I am very proud of this luscious no-bake beauty. It's so cool and refreshing—perfect for any summer potluck or get-together. Wherever I take this pie, it quickly disappears, with everyone asking for the recipe. —Shirley Rickis, Lady Lake, Florida

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Key Lime Blondie BarsTaste of Home

Key Lime Blondie Bars

Here’s my tropical take on a beloved treat. These Key lime bars combine the taste of the classic pie with a blondie batter and cream cheese frosting. You can make a thicker crust if desired. —Kristin LaBoon, Austin, Texas

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Easy Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Easy Key Lime Pie

You need only five ingredients to create this refreshing, easy Key lime pie. It's special enough for weekend potlucks, but easy enough to make for a weeknight dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Key Lime CupcakesTaste of Home

Key Lime Cupcakes

I made these light, tangy cupcakes on a chilly day to remind me of our vacation in southern Florida, where Key lime pies are star attractions. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

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Marshmallow-Almond Key Lime Pie

Summer is peak season for Key limes—a must for this pie’s distinctive sweet-tart flavor. Unlike other Key lime pies, mine has a smooth marshmallow layer on top that makes it stand out as a crowd favorite. —Judy Castranova, New Bern, North Carolina

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Key Lime TrifleTaste of Home

Key Lime Trifle

When I saw a recipe for banana cream pie trifle I was inspired to invent a version than spun off my favorite pie, key lime. My family loved it! Some friends even got to try it and they enjoyed immensely as well. —Rebecah Lytle, Ocala, Florida

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Slow-Cooker Key Lime FondueTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Key Lime Fondue

Love fondue but want something other than milk chocolate? Dip into my white chocolate Key lime fondue with graham crackers, fresh fruit and cubed pound cake.—Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Coconut Key Lime Thumbprints

This is the cookie recipe I created for the Las Vegas World Food Championships 2013. It's similar to a shortbread thumbprint cookie, but with lots more personality. —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida

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Frozen Key Lime DelightTaste of Home

Frozen Key Lime Delight

In the middle of summer, nothing hits the spot quite like this sublime Key lime dessert. Cold, creamy and tart, it looks like sunshine. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina

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Fluffy Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. It's low in fat, sugar and fuss. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever! —Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan

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Key Lime Mousse Cups

Key Lime Mousse Cups

Light, lovely and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat...and they take just minutes to whip up! —Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington

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Key Lime BreadTaste of Home

Key Lime Bread

I first tried this deliciously different bread at a friend's house, and she graciously shared the recipe with me. It's so easy to make and it tastes absolutely yummy! —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Key Lime Pie

We created this refreshing mini pie with a homemade crumb crust and a pudding-like lime filling. If you can’t find Key lime juice, regular lime juice works just fine. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Key Lime BarsTaste of Home

Key Lime Bars

I love key lime pie, but some people are reluctant to take a whole slice of pie. These bars give just the right taste of key lime and freeze well, so I can keep a stash for when I need a tart treat. —Kristine Staton, Broomfield, Colorado

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Mini Key Lime and Coconut PiesTaste of Home

Mini Key Lime and Coconut Pies

Savor the flavor of Key Lime Pie with these individual muffin-size treats. They're great when you need to serve a large group.—Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Key Lime BitesTaste of Home

Key Lime Bites

Key limes don’t provide much peel, so sometimes I cheat and use regular limes—for the peel only—in these bites. If you can wait, these are even better the next day. —Joni Larsen, Wellington, Utah

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Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

I bake over 200 of these cupcakes for our church suppers, and we always run out. If you can't find Key lime juice, use lime juice. Just add a tad more sugar. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota

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Key Lime Marshmallow Meringue TartsTaste of Home

Key Lime Marshmallow Meringue Tarts

After spending time last winter in Key West, my husband and I became obsessed with Key lime pie. This is my downsized version of one we tried while spending time in that area. Marshmallow creme is the extra special touch. —Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri

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Macadamia Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Macadamia Key Lime Pie

I make Key lime pie at least four times a month during summer, it’s so refreshing. The shortbread crust adds richness. —Brynn LeMaire, Gueydan, Louisiana

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