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Margarita Cheesecake recipe

Tequila-spiked, zesty lime cheesecake,with just a hint of lemon, in a buttery pretzel crust.

Recipe: Margarita Cheesecake

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cups finely crushed pretzels
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar – divided use
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
4 large eggs
1/3 cup tequila
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel – divided use
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sour cream
1 tablespoon lime juice

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • In small mixing bowl, combine butter,pretzels and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press onto the bottom and upthe sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake until golden, about6 to 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beatcream cheese until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch andlemon extract.
  • Add eggs to sugar mixture, one at a time,beating well after each addition. Stir in tequila, 1 teaspoonlime peel and vanilla. Pour into crust and bake for 25 to 30minutes or until center is almost set. Cool for 30 minutes.
  • Increase oven heat to 425°F (220°C).
  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combinesour cream, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, lime juice and remaining1/2 teaspoon lime peel. Carefully spread over cooled pie. Bakefor 10 minutes. Allow to cool before refrigerating for 2 hours.Serve chilled.

    Makes 12 servings.

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    These mini cheesecakes are the perfect bite sized treat okay, maybe two bite treat. Full of fresh strawberry and lime flavor and a splash of tequila to make them authentic margarita cheesecakes. I didn t feel right calling them margarita cheesecakes without a little liquor in them! Fear not, there s hardly any and the actual alcohol bakes away in the oven. In the meantime, I m still dreaming up other possibilities for flowers or even veggies and fruit. I do that every year think and dream about the options. Maybe this will be the year I finally take that leap. Have you started a garden yet?

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