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

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge! Make something PINK during the month of October to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and a chance to win a $100 donation to the charity of your choice.

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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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5 Responses to “Strawberry Margarita Pie”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — October 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Yum! I love cheesecake, I’ve never made it boozy though! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    This pie! Oh man, this looks incredible :) I bet it tastes perfect

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    Maddie — October 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Wow! The story about your mom was very touching. Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breat cancer and so breast cancer awareness month is very important to me. On a lighter note, this pie looks absolutely delicious. I stumbled upon your blog not too long ago, and as a fellow baker I really enjoy your posts!

    • beantownbaker — October 7th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

      Breast cancer has touched so many lives, it’s unreal. I hope you can join in my Power of Pink challenge this month by baking up something pink in your kitchen! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Tahiti Nights — October 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Definitely a colorful pie and enough tequila in it to make sure you keep the kids away from it. Looks like a winner!

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