Can there be such a thing? We have tried the margarita jello shooters, the tequila brined pork ribs, the famous margarita granita (previously posted right here at La Vida Dulce), and the wickedly fun tequila body shots. But today, arriving by e-mail we have the sweetest of sweet, the Margarita Pie along with her tart little sister, the Strawberry Margarita Pie. Don't be El Cheapo and use a frozen whipped topping. This little sweetie deserves real whipped cream. Is Cinco De Mayo too far away?
Margarita Pie - adapted from Eagle Brand
1 1/4 cups crushed Marias cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 can Magnolia or Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
Garnishes: whipped cream, orange, lemon, or lime twist, mint leaves
Combine cookie crumbs, butter & sugar. Press into 9-inch pie pan and chill while making pie filling. In a large bowl mix condensed milk, juices and liquors. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Spread filling into pie shell and refrigerate or freeze at least 4 hours until firm. To serve top with your choice of garnishes. Makes 6-8 servings.
Strawberry Margarita Pie: Use only 1/4 cup lime juice and add 1 cup diced fresh strawberries, folding in with whipped cream.