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Margarita Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kelly Champlin Church
Added: Thursday, July 10, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 oz. salted pretzels
1/3 c. sugar
4 T. unsalted butter (melted)
3 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
1 c. sour cream
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
1 T. tequila
1 T. grated lime zest
4 large eggs
Note: I double the alcohol otherwise there is little flavor.

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 with the rack in the center. Butter a 9 1/2" springform pan; set aside. To make the crust: In a food processor pulse pretzels to fine crumbs. Add sugar & butter; process until combined. Press evenly into bottom & slightly up sides of prepared pan. Place on a baking sheet and bake until light golden, 5-7 minutes.Set aside to cool. Reduce oven to 325.
Prepare filling: Beat cream cheese in mixing bowl until light & fluffy (1 minute). Add sour cream, sugar, Grand Marnier, tequila and lime zest and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating to combine after each one. Pour into cooled crust (filling will come up higher than crust). Line outside of pan w/ aluminum foil to keep water from seeping in. Place in a roasting pan, pour hot water to come halfway up the sides. Bake until set & slightly firm to touch, about 1 hour. Remove from hot water & cool on a wire rack. Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours. Run a knife around the edge to remove from pan. Serve w/ whipped cream if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I recommend doubling all the alcohol for better flavor. Hot water bath is a must to prevent top from cracking. This is always a hit, I made it for a friend's shower and one of the guests paid me to make one for her.

 

 

 

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