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    Just 33 Outrageously Good Spring Baking Ideas To Bookmark

    The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you're baking.

    If winter was all about hearty comfort foods, spring is for fresh produce and bright baked goods — like zesty lemon tarts, strawberry shortcake, and key lime pie. These deliciously seasonal dessert recipes will get you right into a spring state of mind.

    1. Lemon Chess Pie

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    This pie might look simple and unassuming at first glance, but every bite is rich, gooey, and decadent.

    Recipe: Lemon Chess Pie

    2. Fresh Strawberry Pie

    A fresh strawberry cream pie.
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    Take advantage of the beginning of berry season in the very best way possible.

    Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

    3. Carrot Poke Cake

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    Ready for a show-stopping spring cake? This one is full of carrots, coconut, and pineapple — and it's all topped in cinnamon cream cheese frosting with buttermilk glaze.

    Recipe: Carrot Poke Cake

    4. Key Lime Bars

    Key lime bars with graham cracker crust.
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    These bars are basically individually-sized key lime pies, and you can always freeze some now to save for future cravings.

    Recipe: Key Lime Bars

    5. Buttermilk Lavender Scones

    Lavender buttermilk scones with icing.
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    Make these sweet and savory scones for breakfast, dessert, or both.

    Recipe: Buttermilk Lavender Scones

    6. Citrus Curd Linzer Cookies

    Lemon linzer tart cookies with powdered sugar.
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    These linzer cookies get a seasonal remix with a gooey and tart lemon curd filling.

    Recipe: Citrus Curd Linzer Cookies

    7. Strawberry Margarita Pie

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    This pie has a boozy secret: a little bit of tequila mixed with fresh lime juice and ripe strawberries that takes it to the next level.

    Recipe: Strawberry Margarita Pie

    8. Coconut Cream Pie Pie

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    Start with your favorite store bought pie crust (or bake your own), then top it with homemade coconut cream filling and plenty of whipped cream for good measure.

    Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie

    9. Orange-Lemon Citrus Pound Cake

    A citrus pound cake with icing cut into slices.
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    Cake in the morning? You bet. The best thing about pound cake is that it makes a totally acceptable breakfast or brunch.

    Recipe: Orange-Lemon Citrus Pound Cake

    10. Lemon Ricotta Cake

    A lemon ricotta cake cut into slices.
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    This moist and fluffy ricotta cake comes together with just a few ingredients including butter, flour, sugar, eggs, ricotta, and lemon.

    Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cake

    11. Apricot Shortbread Bars

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    This combination of buttery shortbread, tangy-yet-sweet apricot, and coconut-pecan crumble is pretty much irresistible.

    Recipe: Apricot Shortbread Bars

    12. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

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    This fluffy poppy seed bread gets a citrusy kick from fresh lemon juice and zest.

    Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

    13. Strawberry Cheesecake

    A thick slice of cheesecake with strawberry topping.
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    Graham cracker crust on the bottom topped with light and airy cheesecake filling and a sweet-meets-tangy strawberry sauce. So good.

    Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake

    14. Coconut Macaroon Nests

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    Can you say adorably festive?

    Recipe: Coconut Macaroon Nests

    15. Sweet Ricotta Pastries

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    Called soffioni abruzzesi in Italian, this unique pastry is basically a soft and buttery muffin filled with lemony ricotta cheese. Enjoy them for dessert and save the leftovers for the breakfast table.

    Recipe: Sweet Ricotta Pastries

    16. Strawberry Lemon Blondies

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    If you want to make things even easier on yourself, ditch the glaze all together and just grab your favorite store-bought icing. These bars are so indulgent, you don't even need it.

    Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Blondies

    17. No Bake Lemon Cream Pie

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    This pie might look totally fancy, but it's so easy. In fact, you don't even have to turn on the oven. It's made with crushed Nilla wafers, pudding filling, and whipped lemon cream cheese topping.

    Recipe: No Bake Lemon Cream Pie

    18. Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

    Raspberry lemon cheesecake bars.
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    With a homemade graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, and raspberry swirl, these cheesecake bars are almost too pretty to eat.

    Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

    19. Spring Flower Sugar Cookies

    Iced cookies with dried flowers.
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    These flower-studded cookies are a work of art...literally.

    Recipe: Spring Flower Sugar Cookies

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    It's everything you love about carrot cake in one easy sheet pan recipe that's perfect for feeding the whole family.

    Recipe: Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

    21. Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Dessert

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    Strawberry and rhubarb is a match made in heaven. Combine these seasonal favorites with egg custard and pour it over a cookie crust and you've got something spectacular.

    Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Dessert

    22. Hummingbird Cake

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    If you've never tried hummingbird cake before, wait until you taste this fruity medley made with pineapple, bananas, and pecans beneath a layer of cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut.

    Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

    23. Peach Cobbler Bread

    A loaf of peach cobbler bread with vanilla icing.
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    Imagine if peach cobbler and pound cake had a baby. That's what you'll get with this moist loaf loaded with ripe fruit and topped with vanilla icing.

    Recipe: Peach Cobbler Bread

    24. Lemon Meringue Pie Bars

    Three lemon meringue pie bars.
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    If you like lemon meringue pie or Meyer lemon bars, this tart and sweet treat combines the best of both worlds.

    Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Meringue Pie Bars

    25. Orange Coconut Cake

    A slice of orange coconut cake.
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    Yellow cake mix, orange juice, and instant vanilla pudding mix form the base of this easy tropical-tasting cake.

    Recipe: Orange Coconut Cake

    26. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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    Because you can never ever have too many muffin recipes on hand.

    Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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    These cookies require a few steps to make, but they're actually surprisingly easy. You can also make a big batch and freeze them for up to two months.

    Recipe: White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    28. Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes

    Mini strawberry rhubarb galettes.
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    Mini galettes, anyone? These individual tarts taste best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Galettes

    29. Orange Creamsicle Cookies

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    Make the most of the end-of-citrus season with these orange and cream cookies. Thanks to a batter made with sugar, butter, sour cream, and flour, they quite literally melt in your mouth.

    Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Cookies

    30. Apple Rhubarb Pie

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    If you thought apple pie was a fall dessert, this recipe will make you reconsider. Combined with fresh rhubarb, it's perfect for the starter days of spring.

    Recipe: Apple Rhubarb Pie

    31. No Bake Key Lime Pie With Ritz Crust

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    If you like the combination of sweet and savory, this pie made with a Ritz cracker crust will basically rock your world.

    Recipe: No Bake Key Lime Pie With Ritz Crust

    32. Ricotta Cake Recipe with Strawberries

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    Ricotta is the key ingredient that makes this cake fluffy and light yet still totally indulgent.

    Recipe: Ricotta Cake Recipe with Strawberries

    33. Grapefruit Custard Pie

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    Basically a cocktail in dessert form, this luxurious pie is made with Elderflower liqueur and fresh grapefruit juice.

    Recipe: Grapefruit Custard Pie