Strawberry Margarita Pie

Here’s today’s recipe which I made yesterday and which is a definite repeater. The original source is Epicurious but instead of a graham crackers, I used a pretzel crust. Todd loved it, but I though the pretzel crust was better suited for the traditional margarita pie than the strawberry and would probably go with the original Epicurious graham cracker crust next time. I would add extra Tequila, though. I used 3 T. Also, I tried to garnish it but somebody ate all my strawberries!

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Strawberry Margarita Pie
 
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A strawberry cream pie that tastes like a strawberry margarita
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Crust
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons (80 grams) butter
  • 1/4 cup (48 grams) sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels (4 oz/114 grams)**
Filling
  • 1 lb strawberries, halved (3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the sugar and crushed pretzels. Press pretzel mixture across bottom and up sides of a greased glass pie plate. Keep chilled until ready to use.
  2. Make filling: Purée strawberries, zest, lime juice, condensed milk, tequila, and liqueur in a blender or food processor until smooth, then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Beat cream to stiff peaks. Fold one third of cream into strawberry mixture gently but thoroughly to lighten, then fold in remainder in 2 batches.
  4. Pour filling into crust, mounding it slightly, and freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 4 hours. Remove from freezer and let soften in refrigerator, about 40 minutes, before serving (pie should be semisoft).

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Comments

  1. says

    Boy does this look good!!! Think I will try it with 1 cup Maragrita mix instead of the lime juice, tequila and triple sec. Raspberries or peaches may work, too.

  2. says

    Bummer about the eye. Hope it’s all “fixed” soon.
    The pie looks great. Too bad I just used up the 4 lbs. of strawberries I had.

  3. says

    This looks great! I love the strawberry margarita flavor in unexpected places (besides drinks), so this will be a good addition to my recipe files. My current favorite is strawberry margarita jam. Spread on a bagel with cream cheese it is like a cocktail for breakfast!

  4. says

    This pie looks great. This is definitely another that I’ll have to try! I’m so much better at recipes that don’t require baking!

    Funny about the strawberries! It sounds like my house. I pretty much have to hide stuff if I need it for something specific. Otherwise, it disappears!

  5. judy says

    This pie recipe is a keeper. Tried it last nite…and its WONDERFUL. I used a graham cracker crust that was sitting around in the pantry….didnt want it to get stale (hahahha). Found I have more pie filling than I needed for the crust so I partially froze it and then added the extra on top. Otherwise I made no modifications to the recipe. So, if you like strawberry margaritas make this.

  6. says

    Hi Judy,

    I’m so glad you liked it! It does make a lot of filling, but I just piled all mine into the crust and it somehow managed to fit in.