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Key Lime Recipes That Go Way Beyond Pie

Go way beyond pie.
06/20/2012 09:09am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Key lime pie is arguably the perfect summer dessert. It's rich and creamy, tart and sweet; and if you eat it perfectly chilled (or better yet, frozen), it's infinitely refreshing on a hot day. The Key lime is smaller than regular limes and has a stronger flavor that's hard to beat. But the famous Florida Key lime flavor isn't just great for making pies -- it does wonders in all kinds of desserts.

From cupcakes to donuts to ice cream, Key lime does not disappoint. If you can't find Key limes, however, you can always substitute with conventional limes -- we won't tell. Just be sure to make some of these recipes below. It's the best way to survive the summer heat.

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5-Ingredient Key Lime Pudding Pops
A Spicy Perspective
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2
Mini Key Lime Pies
Sally's Baking Adventure
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3
Key Lime Donuts
Edible Perspective
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4
Key Lime Pie Magic Cake
Foodness Gracious
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5
Key Lime Pie Cupcakes
Annie's Eats
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6
Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles
Sally's Baking Addiction
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7
Key Lime Pie Bars
Brown Eyed Baker
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8
Key Lime Pie Jello Shots
A Beautiful Mess
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9
Key Lime Cream Cheese Crumble Cake
Cooking with Sugar
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10
Key Lime Pie with Coconut Macaroon Crust
Two Peas And Their Pod
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11
No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake in a Jar
Life Love and Sugar
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12
Key Lime Fro-yo
Dinner Was Delicious
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13
Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes
Life, Love & Sugar
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14
Key Lime Pie Milkshake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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15
Key Lime Pie On A Stick
The Girl Who Ate Everything
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Classic Key Lime Pie
Gimme Some Oven
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Key Lime Curd
Alexandra Stafford/Food52
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18
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cookies & Cups
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19
Mini Key Lime Cakes With Cream Cheese Filling
Mini Baker
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Vegan Key Lime Pie Bites
Minimalist Baker
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Key Lime Tartlets
Gimme Some Oven
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