Strawberry Margarita Pie-July 09 Tasty Tools Springform pansPosted: June 5, 2009
I recently saw this recipe on Annie’s Eats and knew to instantly mark it for future use. The recipe sounded and looked delicious and would be a perfect dessert to any Mexican meal. Well the opportunity to make it came sooner than I thought. This week H had several work dinners that we were putting on and one of the nights I decided to go Mexican. This pie was a WONDERFUL ending to our enchilada meal! Check out Annie’s Blog for more delicious recipes! Annie adapted this recipe from, Manchester Highlands Inn via Hostess with the Mostess
I am also submitting this to Joelen’s Culinary Adventures tasty tools monthly blog event. Check out her blog at the end of the month for all the tasty tools recipes for Springform pans!
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
6 tbsp. tequila
1/4 cup triple sec
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Zest of one lime
2 cups heavy cream
Lime slices or wedges
To make the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Butter the parchment, as well as the sides of the springform. In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add the melted butter and toss with a fork until well combined. Transfer the mixture to the springform pan and evenly cover the sides and bottom of the pan with crumbs (use the bottom of a ramekin to even the bottom crust). Bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the filling, combine the strawberries, sugar, condensed milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and lime zest in the bowl of a food processor. Process until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer to a large bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add one third of the whipped cream to the puree and gently fold in with a rubber spatula. Stir in the remaining cream.
Pour the filling into the crust, cover, and freeze until firm at least overnight. To remove the springform sides, wrap a towel soaked in hot water around the outside of the pan for 10-15 seconds. Carefully remove the sides of the pan. Before serving, garnish with fresh strawberries and lime slices as desired. To serve, slice with a hot, dry sharp knife, wiping the blade between slices.