Strawberry Key Lime Scones & Collection of 50 Key Lime Recipes

I have a delicious new scone recipe to share with you as well as a collection of 50, Yes Fifty, key lime recipes. These Strawberry Key Lime Scones are perfect, they are soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside and full of strawberry and citrus flavor!

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You probably noticed how much I LOVE key lime recipes. I patiently wait every year for the key limes to arrive at the supermarket. This year I waited for too long. It has been a pretty bad year for key lime crops in Mexico, so key limes have been in short supply and much more expensive. I probably ran to the store every other day, for three weeks trying to get some. I finally got some and made these delicious scones.

I originally planned on making a cake roll (and I still plan to) but after gathering all my ingredients, they suddenly called for scones. You know that you supposed to listen to your ingredients and they will tell you what they want to be. NO, not literally…that would be crazy. I don’t hear ingredients talk to me and if you do, well you should probably get that checked. (Hehe.)

These strawberries and key limes were right! They were perfect as scones

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Strawberry Key Lime Scones & Collection of 50 Key Lime Recipes
Serves: 8-10 scones
  • 3½ cups of flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • 2 cold eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ cup diced strawberries
  • Zest from 2 key limes
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Eggwash: 1 egg white + 1 tsp water
  • Sugar for sprinkling (preferable vanilla sugar)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease it lightly.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Dice strawberries and set aside. Zest key limes and set aside.
  4. Chop cold butter into small slices and add to dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients and butter until it looks like coarse crumbs.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, sugar and buttermilk together. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture while mixing on low speed.
  6. Add diced strawberries and key lime zest. Still on low speed, mix until just combined.
  7. Take dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a few times (10-15 seconds), until smooth.
  8. Pat the dough into a circle that is about 1½ inches thick in the center but thinner on the outer edge. Cut the circle like a pie, into 8 pieces.
  9. Transfer the slices of dough onto a baking sheet.
  10. Whisk egg white and water and brush the scones with the egg-wash.
  11. Sprinkle with sugar.
  12. Bake for about 18-22 minutes. Break one scone to make sure that it's done but still nice and soft in the middle.
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I also wanted to put together a collection of some wonderful key lime treats. There are so many bloggers out there that have many delightful key lime recipes and I compiled fifty of the best ones!

Note** If you are having trouble finding key limes, you can make many of these recipes using regular limes. It’s not the same but it will be close enough for you to indulge in this deliciousness!

50 Key Lime Tasty Treats  at #keylime

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  1. says

    I love the taste of lime. In fact we had a huge lemon and lime tree that we raised from a little 12 inch plant. Anyway we have to bring our plants in for the winter — our trees didn’t make it this year. We would have fresh lemons and limes at the end of summer. It was great!! I haven’t tried scones — I’ll have to try my hand at it. Your recipe looks great.

  2. karen says

    I share your love for key lime anything! Thank you for your collection of key lime recipes. I will begin today with your scone recipe….yummy

  3. says

    Hmmm…I’m getting a fever for some key lime desserts myself! I usually think of scones as a breakfast food, but these just sound too tasty to leave for only the morning! I found your post through the Monday Funday link party.

  4. says

    Isn’t the whole lime thing this year absolutely crazy?!! We don’t get key limes up here in NY in the normal grocery stores, but just your run-of-the-mill limes are like almost $1 each at this point! Nuts!

    These scones look amazing! Just like the ones my wife and I love to get in the city. Plump, moist, and bursting with flavor!


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