Saturday, May 5, 2012

~ Happy Cinco de Mayo! ~


Margarita Pie

I shared this recipe last summer but thought it bears repeating today!  It's quick and easy so you can still enjoy it for your celebration.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (I really don't use the sugar)
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed ~ Important: Using only 1/2 the container of whipped topping allows the pie to set up better...will be firmer and slice well. Use the other half to top the pie.

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar. Press mixture into a pie pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, orange juice, and sweetened condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon filling into pretzel crust. Chill pie for at least 4 hours before serving.
This is a very versatile pie. I normally use 1 small can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed, for the liquid ingredient, omitting the orange juice. You can also use just 1/2 or 3/4 of the concentrate, filling the small can with Tequila. Using the fresh lime juice...use fresh orange juice, orange zest and a hit of orange liqueor. Adding a drop or 2 of green food coloring adds a bit of color and looks more festive. :-)

Easy recipe, no baking and great to serve during this hot weather!



17 comments:

Sandy said...

Can I come for pie and tea?
I need to try this recipe and hopefully I will not eat the whole thing...
Thanks for your comments today, not sure if it's you or me but I got each comment, 3 in all, about 3 times each? Blogger is having a Party today .. cinco de mayo...lol
enjoy your weekend
Sandy

Barbara F. said...

Pat, I would love a slice of this pie! Especially for today!! But then I would like a slice of Derby pie and a mint julep!! My bad......xo

NanaDiana said...

OMGOODNESS! You are such a naughty girl to post this but it DOES look wonderful! xo Diana

Lisa said...

I am salivating...
XO,
Lisa

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! But I'll have to try it another day because I'm going out for a real margarita! Thanks for your comment today Pat -- I appreciate it!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Pat,

My favorite kind of pie. YUM!

Dee :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Welcome back from your break! I think a margarita pie sounds like a delicious idea for CInco de Mayo! :D Thanks for posting this recipe.

xo,
Ricki Jill

Candace said...

This recipe is absolutely worth repeating. It looks sooo refreshing and delicious! Hope you are doing well. I've missed you!

Lorrie said...

This looks fantastic, can't wait to try it! Thanks for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments! I'm now following here!

Sherry said...

This pie looks delicious! I stopped making them because I didn't know how to stop eating them. :) I'm now linky following you and hope to visit more often!

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http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Ooo ooo oooooo, thank you so much for the recipe! Must make this, must!!! ♥

ps: my mom will faint when I send her the recipe too ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never had this or even heard of it....It sounds fabulous!! Thank you!

Carol

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YUMMY~ Two pieces please!!!!
This goes on my must-try list! What beautiful photography!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

It's got to be good if there's a can of Eagle brand in it! One of my husband's favorites is pink lemonade pie, so I bet we'd really like this one, too. Have to try it soon.

Elsa said...

I don't think I've ever heard of this before, but what a great idea. My mom would especially go crazy over this!

I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway on my blog this week. I would love for you to stop by if you have time. Thanks so much!!

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh yum! This will be soooo good out on the deck on a hot Boise summer evening. Added it to my recipe file and pinned it. Thanks!