Key Lime Scones

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Do you ever feel like you just came up with a recipe that no one ever thought of, only to google it and find out its been made in several variations? LOL, that’s me all the time. I still have hope that I will come up with a really unique recipe that no one has ever thought of.

So after getting over the fact that I’m not the first one to think of key lime scones I go to my Simple Scones recipe to use as a base and get started. They turned out delicious, refreshing, and exactly how I envisioned them. The glaze gives it that zip and just rounds out the whole scone with each bite. Don’t let this recipe pass you up if you love the flavor of key limes or citrus. Enjoy!

Key Lime Scones
adapted from Allrecipes-Simple Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cold & cut
1 egg
1/2 cup Light Thick & Creamy Key Lime Pie Yogurt
Zest of 4 key limes
Juice of 1 key lime


1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Juice of 3-4 key limes
Zest of 1 key lime


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in food processor. Add butter and process until butter is combined and resembles coarse meal. Add zest of 4 key limes and process for 20 seconds until incorporated with flour butter mixture. In small bowl combine, egg, yogurt, and juice of one key lime. Add to food processor and pulse until dough forms a ball. Remove to a lightly floured surface and pat into a 3/4 inch thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles. You can also divide dough into two balls and cut into 6 triangles each to make a total of 12 scones as well. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes. While scones are cooling make the glaze. Combine 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar with juice of 3 -4 key limes and add zest of 1 key lime. You can use a spoon to spread on the tops of each scone.

7 Responses

  1. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of key lime scones, so they’re new to me! Scones are one of my favorite breakfast treats, but I’ve yet to make them. I’m definitely bookmarking this :)

    • Jennifer Lewis

      Hi Heather! That is good to hear that they are new to someone else besides me ;-). You’ll be hooked once you make them your first time and having a food processor makes them very easy to make. I hope you get a chance to try these out. Take Care!

  2. Lime. I just LOVE LIME. This recipe looks fantastic and I cannot wait to try it. Nice post!

  3. Good stuff! I travelled to the UK this summer and had some afternoon tea with a scone, and it was absolutely delicious I thought I’d try and make my own last weekend. I might have deviated from the norm though – I found a tonne of random scone recipes here and made 3 different types! My friends were so happy when I invited them round for tea and scones, complete with real whipped cream. Lots of fun!

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    These look so delish. I love citrus, but I especially love lime. I’m not usually a scone person, but I want to try this recipe because they look so good. You have some great recipes I hope to try soon, I just have so many to choose from. These are first.

  5. Jennifer – your strawberry lime scones the other night was absolutely delicious, and I don’t normally like scones!!! I am going to try this recipe hopefully this weekend!

    • Jennifer Lewis

      I’m so glad you liked the scones! I will be working on the blog post tonight for the strawberry lemon scones. Take Care! See you next Tuesday and I hope to have another special treat for our group.

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