Strawberry Margarita Icebox Pie is everything you want a margarita to be...and then some. It's made with strawberries, lime and tequila!
It's getting hot in our neck of the woods. I've made an administrative decision to turn up the chill with a Strawberry Margarita Icebox Pie!
First things first. This pie has tequila in it. It's the real deal. It won't make you tipsy, but it's probably not the best choice to take to a family cookout. However, if you want to invite a few adult friends over and celebrate summer, this pie's for you.
Can It Be Made Without Tequila?
Here's a cool tip...Strawberry Margarita Icebox Pie can be made with or without tequila, so if you choose to leave it out, you'll still have a delicious pie that tastes like limeade with hints of strawberries. You can call it Strawberry Limeade Pie. Not too shabby!
How to Make the Crust
This pie starts with a buttery pretzel crust. It has just the right texture and saltiness to compliment the taste of a margarita. If you have a blender or food processor, this step is really fun. Throw some pretzels in, (I used gluten-free), and grind them into a coarse chop. Of course, if you'd rather use graham crackers, that's a great substitution.
Add melted butter plus a little sugar, then press the pretzels or graham crackers into the bottom of a pie plate or dish. To harden the crust, bake it at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, then cool to room temperature.
What's in the Filling?
The filling is a mixture of cream cheese, condensed milk and key lime juice.(ad) If you choose to add tequila, this would be a good time to do it. 🙂 I like to throw in a few strawberries for added flavor...not enough to turn the pie dark pink, but just enough to give it a hint of color.
Mix it all together and pour the creamy filling into the cooled pretzel crust. Spread it with a spatula until it is smooth. Pop that baby into the freezer for at least four hours until it's frozen to perfection.
Why You'll Love This Pie
Besides being delicious, this pie is fun to decorate! Once you take it out of the freezer, let it thaw for 10 minutes, then decorate with strawberries and limes as desired. I like to start on one side and layer the fruit as pictured. Let your creative juices flow!
The tanginess of the lime pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberries. Adding tequila gives it an interesting 'zing'. But, this pie also tastes amazing without it.
Serve immediately for best results. Refreeze leftover pie (if you're lucky enough to have any).
This is my new favorite dessert for all kinds of reasons. Be sure to leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
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