Strawberry Margarita Pie

This frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie has all the flavors of the classic cocktail, including a kick from the tequila!

Strawberry Margarita Pie

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. It was a shock to all of us and I witnessed a strength in my mother I had never seen before. After a mastectomy, intense chemotherapy and radiation therapy, she beat her cancer. Here we are nine years later and she’s still going strong.

My mom’s favorite cocktail is the frozen strawberry margarita. If we’re out for dinner and she’s drinking, it’s always a frozen strawberry margarita. When I saw this Strawberry Margarita Pie recipe, it made me think of mom. She would absolutely love this pie.

Strawberry Margarita Pie

I made this for a dinner party at our friends house. There is enough tequila in the recipe that you get the distinct margarita flavor. One of the best things about this recipe is the fact that you can make it a couple days in advance and just throw it in the freezer to hang out until you’re ready to serve it. I even threw the garnishes on prior to freezing it.

Strawberry Margarita Pie

Everyone at the dinner party enjoyed this pie. My favorite part was the salty-sweet pretzel crust. It got a little crumbly when we cut slices out of the pie, but we just served the crumbly crust alongside each piece of pie.

This strawberry margarita pie is a boozy dessert that pairs well with anything you’d eat with a margarita. And if you’re my mom, that’s anything 🙂

Strawberry Margarita Pie

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Strawberry Margarita Pie

This frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie has all the flavors of the classic cocktail, including a kick from the tequila!

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

For the Crust:
2 cups crushed pretzels
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar

For the Pie:
~1 pound strawberries
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup tequila
juice of 2 limes
zest of 1 lime
1 Tbsp triple sec, optional
1 cup heavy cream

Directions:

For the Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degF. Line the bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment.

Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Press into the pan, using the bottom of a measuring cup if necessary.

Bake for 7-8 minutes, then cool completely.

For the Pie:
In a blender, puree all of the ingredients except the heavy cream.

Whip the cream with a mixer (or by hand), and fold in to the strawberry mixture.

Add more lime juice or tequila to suit your tastes. Remember that the more alcohol you add, the less frozen the pie will get.

Pour filling in to the cooled crust and freeze for several hours or overnight.

Prior to serving, garnish with lime slices and/or strawberries.

Recipe inspired by Crumb City

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14 Responses to “Harry Potter Cupcakes”

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    clstar — August 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    OMG, I am in love with these cupcakes! They’re so awesome! I love HP, and I made owl cupcakes when the movie came out. I might need to give these a try before going to see the IMAX 3D movie.

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    thegreatpantryraid — August 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    How cute are those?! And i was wondering how you got the lettering so perfect – thanks for the step-by-step. Lol – I just dragged DH to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry – I’m sure he’ll be happy when the final movie comes out and he doesn’t have to hear about it anymore!

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    thecookingnurse — August 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Great job, how lucky are your friends?

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I’m so jealous! My two sisters are going to the exhibit this weekend. I thought about flying to Chicago to join them. Luckily I found out the exhibit is coming here in October. Whew!

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    Erin — August 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    These look fabulous! You did such a great job on them!

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    Katie — August 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    WOW JEN!! Those are fantastic!! Better than professional! Seriously, what talent you have to make those! 🙂

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Aw thanks Katie – you’re making me blush.

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    Ingrid — August 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I hate when cupcakes do that to me too. Instead of baking up they bake out! 🙁

    Love your Harry Potter cupcake toppers! Very cute and creative!
    ~ingrid

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    Manda — August 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Jen! A friend of mine forwarded me your page for HP Cupcakes and I just wanted to drop in and say that I think they’re awesome and I want to run home now and try to create some fun hp themed cakes! I had done some in the past–cauldron cakes if you will, by buying mini cauldrons and cutting the bottom off so the tops sat just on the cakes and then used a bit of green frosting on the inside. You should join up with the HP-MA crew! We’ve been organizing some meet-ups for Boston Fans!

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Sounds awesome Manda.

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, what adorable little cupcakes!

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    annieseats — August 6, 2009 at 1:25 am

    So so cute! And yeah, those “HPs” must have taken FOREVER. I have a fabulous vanilla cupcake recipe that never fails me here: http://annies-eats.com/2008/07/18/vanilla-cupcakes/. Also, I recently made Dorie’s perfect party cake into cupcakes and had great results with that as well.

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    bcallegra — August 7, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I love your HP cupcakes! I too am a huge Harry Potter fan but I have to admit, I don’t think I’d be patient enough to make cupcakes and toppings as cute as yours!

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    Karin — April 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    These are so awesome!! I wish I would have seen them and did some of these with the HP cake I did!!

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