Margarita Cheesecake

Recipe by Chef mariajane
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • MAKE THE CRUST: Preheat the oven to 375F with the rack in center. Butter a 9 1/2-inch springform pan; set aside,.
  • In a food processor, pulse pretzels to fine crumbs. Add sugar and butter; process until combined.
  • Presss evenly into bottom and slightly up sides (about 1-inch) of a 9-inch nonstick springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake until light golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  • PREPARE FILLING: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, about 1 minute. Mix in sour cream, sugar, Grand Marnier, tequila, and lime zest; beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine after each addition.
  • Pour into cooled crust (filling will come up higher than crust). Line outside of pan with aluminum foil (to prevent water from seeping in). Place in a raosting pan. Pour hot water to come halfway up sides of springform pan. Bake until set and slightly firm to the touch, about 1 hour. Remove from water bath, and let cool on a wire rack; refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours. Run a hot knife around edge of pan to release.