Peaches and plums may be distant memories at this time of the year, berries months and months to come; but lime desserts can be excellent treats even when it's cold out. Here are nine we love, from ice creams to cookies to pies, Kaffir to key lime.
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The goal of this recipe is simple: a pie that takes folks back to the kitschy nostalgia of an early bird special, that gets treated with all of the finesse and attention it deserves. No neon green fillings, jell-o jiggles, or metallic-tasting pre-squeezed juice allowed. The whole point of the dessert is to celebrate the bright, tangy taste of real key limes.
This recipe is inspired by Key lime pie—it starts with tart limes, gets sweetened with condensed milk, then you add super-glossy, billowing Italian meringue. A salty, crunchy pretzel crust provides great textural contrast and makes the lime flavor pop.