Margarita Cheesecake

Recipe by LonghornMama
READY IN: 10hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12-14




  • Combine pretzel crumbs and butter; firmly press on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes; set aside.
  • Place strawberries in container of electric blender; process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Reserve 1/2 c puree.
  • Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in lime juice, tequila and liqueur.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Pour reserved strawberry puree on top in a circle and gently swirl batter with a knife.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes (center will be soft). Remove from oven and run knife around edge of pan to release sides.
  • Return to oven; turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cover with plastic wrap and chill 8 hours. DO NOT cover with foil! Garnish, if desired.