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Key Lime Recipes That Go Way Beyond Pie

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Two Peas and Their Pod
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Key lime pie is arguably the perfect summertime desert. It's rich and creamy, tart and sweet; and if you eat it chilled (or better yet, frozen), infinitely refreshing on a hot day. But the key lime shouldn't be pigeonholed into this one dessert. From cupcakes to donuts to ice cream, key lime's prominent aroma works beautifully in many sweet recipes. The key lime is smaller than regular limes and has a stronger flavor that's hard to beat. If you cannot find key limes, however, you can always substitute with conventional limes.

With the summer heat settling in, now is the perfect time to try your hand at some of these amazingly refreshing key lime desserts. Here are 27 ways to get started:

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