35+ Best Lime & Key Lime Dessert Recipes

With spring here, citrus desserts are coming into full swing. Even though lemon desserts usually steal the spotlight when it comes to spring-inspired cakes, pies, tarts and everything in between, we wanted to highlight lemon’s sister fruit—the luscious lime. Although Key Lime Pie is a tasty classic everyone loves, there are just so many more lime desserts available to tickle your tastebuds. And we’ve rounded up 50 of the best lime dessert recipes to bake your way through spring, right into summer.

We’re talking lime cakes, lime dessert bars, lime Jell-O desserts and so much more. So next time you set out on a baking adventure, whip out the limes and enjoy a tangy-sweet treat.

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What is a Key Lime?

Key limes get their name from their association with the Florida Keys, where they Key lime is the main ingredient in Key Lime Pie.

What Is The Difference Between Key Lime and Lime?

Limes grown in the Florida Keys are smaller with a tart lime flavor that’s not very acidic. They also have a wonderful distinct aroma.

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What Flavors Go Well With Key Lime?

Key limes are delicious with coconut, blueberries and raspberries. By itself, the lime can be very tart, but it works nicely with the rich, sweet flavor of coconut. Try pairing Key lime and coconut in a scone, or with blueberries in a Key Lime Pie.

What is in Key Lime Pie Filling?

You will need a whole lotta lime juice, lime zest, sour cream and a couple of cans of sweetened condensed milk (it’s the nectar of the gods). You just whisk it all together, pour it into a pie shell, bake for 10 minutes, and voilà—you’ve got a Key Lime Pie that will blow your mind.

Ingredients need to make Key Lime Pie:

  • Key Lime Juice
  • Lime Zest
  • Sour Cream
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Below, you will find recipes for 35 of the best key lime and lime desserts on the web that are perfect for spring, summer, or whenever you’re craving a moist lime-flavored dessert. I’ve even included lime cookies and limeade! There are so many incredible recipes that you can make with Key limes, so this is a great way to start. 

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