Best Key Lime Recipes

Key lime certainly tastes wonderful in pie form, but bake outside the box and try it in cupcakes, ice cream, cheesecakes, and more.

  • Key Lime Ice Cream Pie
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

    Homemade Key lime ice cream and a graham cracker pie crust combine to make a tangy and delicious frozen treat. Keep this pie in the freezer so you'll always have a cool treat waiting when an unexpected visitor drops in.

  • Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

    Enjoy homemade Key lime pie ice cream by flavoring a simple ice cream custard base with Key lime zest, Key lime juice, and graham cracker crumbs. 

  • Key Lime Buttercream Frosting
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

    This Key lime frosting is refreshing and easy. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be doubled if you love lots of frosting.
  • Key Lime Icebox Cake
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Key Lime Icebox Cake

    Icebox cakes are extremely easy and delicious. Add a blast of Key lime flavor and you've got an impressive, no-bake dessert!
  • Key Lime Pound Cake
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Key Lime Pound Cake

    Dress up traditional pound cake with a little lime zest and a homemade Key lime glaze for a deliciously tropical dessert.

  • <p>Key Lime Curd Cones</p>
    Elizabeth Branch

    Key Lime Curd Cones

    Adorable Key Lime Curd Cones are almost too cute to eat! Almost. Serve these at a child's birthday party, pool party, or end-of-summer extravaganza. (P.S. Adults love them, too!)
  • <p>Key Lime Panna Cotta</p>
    Elizabeth Branch

    Key Lime Panna Cotta

    Key lime pie gets deconstructed in this jiggly treat. Creamy panna cotta is topped with honey and graham cracker crumbs for a stunning presentation.
  • Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes
    Elizabeth Branch

    Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes

    Impress your guests and family with these individual cheesecakes. No oven necessary!
  • Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies

    This cupcake version of a chocolate-Key lime pie is an ideal pick-up dessert for entertaining. Make a crumb crust with chocolate wafers and top with a sweet cream cheese mixture flavored with fresh Key lime juice.
  • Key Lime Bars
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Key Lime Bars

    These Key Lime Bars are a delicious twist from the classic lemon bar desserts, plus the perfect summer treat.
  • Key Lime Coconut Snowballs
    Elizabeth Branch

    Key Lime Coconut Snowballs

    Key lime and a healthy dose of unsweetened coconut make these snowballs a great summertime treat.
  • <p>Frozen key Lime Fingers</p>
    Elizabeth Branch

    Frozen Key Lime Fingers

    If you're craving something sweet, let Frozen Key Lime Fingers fill that urge. Use whole-grain graham crackers in these frozen treats because they'll stay crisp in the freezer.

  • Key Lime Pie Parfaits
    Elizabeth Branch, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Celine Chenoweth

    Key Lime Pie Parfaits

    Enjoy the flavor of Key lime pie in parfait form. Key limes add just the right amount of sweet-tartness!
  • Key Lime Tart
    Elizabeth Branch, Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Key Lime Tart

    Enjoy the tart flavor of Key limes, in well, a tart! The Key lime flavor combined with a creamy custard, a soft crust, and meringue makes this a go-to recipe.
  • Key Lime Pie
    Elizabeth Branch, Photo: Charles E. Walton IV

    Key Lime Pie

    Fresh limes are a must for this perfect citrus pie. It comes together quickly and easily, and your guests will love it!
  • Key Lime Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
    Elizabeth Branch

    Key Lime Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

    Fresh Key lime juice makes this cheesecake authentic, but use bottled juice if fresh limes aren't available. The strawberry sauce adds a sweet a refreshing flavor to the traditional flavors of Key lime pie.
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