23 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Desserts That Go Beyond Just Pie

The classic key lime pie is one of the most popular and tasty desserts out there. It’s tangy, it’s zesty, and it’s sweet, making it the perfect dessert for after a meal. 

23 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Desserts That Go Beyond Just Pie

But did you know that there are lots of other ways in which you can use key lime? You don’t have to limit yourself to just making pie! 

If you are looking for some new and tasty ways to use key lime, then you have definitely come to the right place! We will be taking a look at 23 key lime pie-inspired desserts that you absolutely need to try for yourself! 

1. Key Lime Pound Cake

First up, we have this delicious key lime pound cake. This recipe was inspired by a classic poundcake, but with the addition of a delicious key lime topping!

The topping is zesty, creamy, and absolutely delicious. It pairs beautifully with the soft and moist pound cake and you will enjoy every single bite.

2. Key Lime Pie Balls

These key lime pie balls are absolutely delicious! They are filled with the amazing creamy filling key lime pie is known for and they are made with a graham cracker crust.

Each ball is bursting with a tasty burst of lime that you won’t be able to get enough of. This recipe is great if you are looking for a fun party snack to make or even just something for the family.

3. Key Lime Pie Pops

Key lime pie is already pretty refreshing, but when you turn it into a popsicle, it gets even better! This is a super easy recipe to follow and the results are absolutely delicious!

If you’re looking for a recipe that will get you through the hot summer months, then this is the best recipe for you to try. These key lime pie pops will keep you cool and refreshed and they taste so much like the classic pie recipe too.

Because you will be making popsicles from scratch, you will have to freeze them for 6 hours before you can eat them, but it’s so worth it for the end result.

4. Key Lime And Grilled Pineapple Parfaits

If you’re looking for a dessert that is tropical in taste, then you are going to love these key lime and grilled pineapple parfaits.

Key lime works especially well with pineapple to create a deliciously fruity combination that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

This recipe is really easy to follow, so even if you have never made parfaits before, you won’t have any trouble here!

This is another recipe that is great for the summer months and once you try these parfaits for the first time, you will find yourself making them again and again! 

5. Key Lime Blondie Bars

Blondies are already a delicious treat all by themselves, but when you add in key lime, they just get even better! These blondie bars are quite reminiscent of cheesecake bars, but they are super unique and delicious.

The zesty key lime pairs incredibly well with the cream cheese frosting and the blondie batter. These blondie bars are so morish, you won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for seconds!

What makes this recipe even better is that you can have a whole batch ready in less than an hour! It’s a really easy recipe to follow and you won’t be disappointed in the results.

6. Key Lime Cheesecake

Key lime pie is already pretty close to being a cheesecake, but this recipe really lets you have the best of both worlds! The texture on this cheesecake is so smooth and light and the whole dessert is super creamy and zesty.

If you’ve never made a cheesecake before, this might seem like a bit of a challenge, but as long as you follow the recipe, you will have this dish made in no time at all.

7. Key Lime Butter Cookies

If you want to enjoy the taste of key lime pie but you want a recipe that is really easy to make, then these butter cookies are going to be perfect for you.

These cookies are super cute and delicious, and they are a perfect snack to make for the holidays! You can have a batch made in just over half an hour, which is great if you don’t have much time or you’re making a lot of them!

8. Key Lime Pie Truffles

Classic chocolate truffles are already amazing, but once you try these key lime pie truffles, you will find yourself making them again and again!

You will be making these truffles in a similar fashion to classic chocolate truffles, so you will need cream and chocolate, but you will also be using key lime juice to get that classic key lime pie taste.

Just remember that you will need more chocolate to help make the key lime and cream set properly! It might seem complicated at first, but once you get going, you’ll have no problems with this recipe.

9. Key Lime Poke Cake

Poke cake recipes are incredibly handy to have, especially if accidentally over-bake your cake! As the name would suggest, you will be poking loads of holes in this cake and then filling them with delicious key lime flavor.

All you need for this recipe is a vanilla box cake mix, which will then be topped with a blend of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, lime zest, and juice.

This recipe takes almost 3 hours to make in total, but that extra time is completely worth it for the results!

10. Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits

If the other parfait recipe sounded good, but you aren’t a big fan of pineapple, then this recipe will work as a fantastic alternative! These parfaits are just straight-up key lime pie flavored in the style of a cheesecake.

It’s impossible not to love them because they are super creamy, super zesty, and really easy to make. This is a no-bake recipe as well so that just makes it even more convenient.

You will have to leave them to set in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, but the extra waiting time is so worth it for the end results!

11. Key Lime Coconut Donuts

Donuts are always a good dessert choice because you know everyone is going to love them. Regardless of age, these key lime coconut donuts are sure to get everyone in the house excited for dessert!

The donuts are soft and fluffy and coated in a deliciously deity key lime glaze that is absolutely mouth-watering.

Because you will be using coconut milk in this recipe, that means the donuts will be really moist as well, so you won’t have to worry about them being dry! This is a super easy recipe to follow and they only actually take 20 minutes in total to make!

12. Key Lime Fudge

Having a fudge recipe available to you is always helpful because fudge makes for the perfect gift around the holidays. This key lime fudge is extra special because it’s so tasty and unique, anyone who tries it will be dying for more.

It can be hard to get the consistency of homemade fudge right, but this recipe shows you exactly what you need to do to make the perfect batch. Even if you’ve never made fudge before, you won’t have any issues with this recipe.

Along with key lime juice, some of the other ingredients included in this recipe are white chocolate chips, marshmallows, and evaporated milk.

13. Creamy Lime Pie Bars

Lemon bars are a popular dessert choice, but when you use lime instead, you’ll find yourself making them a lot more than the lemon variant! They are zesty and have a semi-sour flavor which pairs beautifully with the cream cheese.

But there is a twist to this recipe- you won’t actually be using cream cheese! Instead, you will be using soaked cashews and arrowroot.

It tastes and feels so much like cream cheese that you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if you weren’t the one making it. This is a special recipe you will want to try because it is unlike anything else you will have tasted.

14. Key Lime Pie Mousse

If you are looking for a recipe to make when you don’t have much time, this key lime pie mousse is absolutely fantastic! It tastes just like a key lime pie and it can be ready in absolutely no time at all!

The mousse itself is super tangy and creamy, and it’s also incredibly morish, so don’t be surprised if you finish this dessert quickly!

You only need 6 ingredients to make this recipe as well, so even if you have never made your own mouse before, you’ll be a pro after you’ve made this recipe.

15. Slow-Cooker Key Lime Fondue

If you love chocolate fondue, then you definitely need to try this recipe. White chocolate can be quite difficult to get right when it comes to fondue, but this recipe makes it really simple.

Of course, you will be adding in all the classic key lime ingredients to make this fondue even tastier, and you won’t be disappointed with the results!

Because you will be using the slow cooker for this recipe, your fondue is guaranteed to come out smooth, creamy, and completely lump-free!

16. Key Lime Cupcakes

When you get the right recipe for cupcakes, you will want to make them again and again, and that’s exactly what will happen with this key lime cupcake recipe!

These cupcakes are moist, tangy, citrusy, and delicious, and you won’t be able to get enough of them. They not only taste incredible, but they are also super cute to look at.

This is a really easy recipe to follow and overall, you will only need about 45 minutes to make them. Whether you want to make a snack for the kids or you need some food for a party, this recipe will sort you out!

17. Marshmallow-Almond Key Lime Pie

You might think this is just another key lime pie recipe, but once you try it for yourself, you will see just how amazing it is!

You will be using marshmallows to create a smooth layer on top of the key lime pie and this just takes the whole dessert to a new level.

This is a great recipe to make if you’re in the mood for a key lime pie, but want to make it a bit different. The almonds also add a subtle bit of crunch and nuttiness that makes it even better.

18. No-Bake Key Lime Pie Bites

These key lime pie bites get a spot on this list because they taste delicious and they also cater to practically every dietary need!

Not only are these key lime pie bites gluten-free and vegan, but they are also paleo, low-carb, keto-friendly, and dairy-free!

To make these key lime pie bites, you will be using nuts for the base and a blend of coconut sugar, oil, flour, and coconut milk.

They taste just as good as they would if you used dairy milk, butter, or anything else, but they are much more inclusive.

19. Key Lime Cookies

These cookies are super soft and sweet and they are perfect if you’re looking for something to bring to a party, or you just want a tasty snack.

This is a super easy recipe to make and they only take 8 minutes to bake, so you can have these cookies ready in no time at all. If you leave them baking for longer, they will come out dry and crisp!

20. Coconut Key Lime Trifle

If you’re not a big fan of trifle, this recipe might just change your mind! It’s incredibly colorful and filled with beautiful layers that work together perfectly.

This recipe is a bit different from a normal trifle of course because you will be making it key lime instead! It is zesty, creamy, and really tangy.

All of the flavors work so well together and you will be pleasantly surprised by the results, especially if you aren’t a big fan of trifle in the first place!

21. Vegan Key Lime Pie

If you love key lime pie but you have recently switched over to a vegan diet, then you’re probably missing out on this beautiful dessert.

Luckily for you, this vegan version tastes just as good as the original and you will never have to miss out on it again. This recipe uses vegan condensed milk, which is really what brings this recipe to life and makes it achievable.

This recipe is really easy to follow and you only need to set aside an hour of your time to make it.

22. Trisha Yearwood Key Lime Cake

This key lime cake recipe is absolutely to die for! It is fluffy and moist and infused with beautiful citrus flavors that you won’t be able to get enough of. This is a great recipe to make if you love key lime pie, but you’re in more of a cake mood!

23. Key Lime Pie Rice Krispie Treats

These key lime pie rice Krispie treats are absolutely zesty and delicious. They are super easy to make, taste amazing, and are a great recipe to try if you want to get your kids involved!

Are There Any Key Lime Pie Flavored Dessert Pizzas in the Recipes?

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with a unique twist? Look no further! Explore a world of delectable delights with delicious dessert pizza recipes. But what about a Key Lime Pie flavored dessert pizza? Well, good news! There are indeed recipes out there that infuse the tangy goodness of key lime into a dessert pizza.


Try some of these key lime pie-inspired desserts today and see which ones are your favorite! You will not be disappointed with any of these recipes!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Flavors Pair Well With Key Lime?

Key lime is pretty versatile, so there are plenty of flavors that pair really well with it. The most popular flavor pairings are usually fruits because the key lime can be very tart and the fruit balances it out a bit.

Some of the most popular flavor pairings include coconut, blueberries, and raspberries.

Is Key Lime Healthier Than Regular Lime?

Almost all the nutrition values of key lime juice are higher than regular lime juice, however, the differences are not significant. All in all, key lime offers you the same health benefits as regular lime.

Does Key Lime Lower Blood Pressure?

Key limes are rich in vitamin C, and vitamin C can help to reduce your blood pressure. Because key lime is rich in vitamin C, there is a chance it can help to protect you from developing atherosclerosis.

23 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Desserts That Go Beyond Just Pie

23 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Desserts That Go Beyond Just Pie

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