Margarita-Key Lime Pie With Gingersnap Crust
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Cool and creamy, a great end to a spicy meal! Comes from Southern Living magazine.
- Ready In:
- 4 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup fresh key lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup orange liqueur
- 1⁄4 cup tequila
- 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 3⁄4 cup flasked coconut, toasted
- 18 gingersnap cookies, crushed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- lime rind, curls
- sweetened whipped cream
- Prepare crust:.
- Stir together coconut, gingersnaps and butter.
- Press into bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie plate.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Prepare Filling:.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine, eggs, lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila and condensed milk over medium heat, stirring often approxiately 20 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from heat, stir in lime rind; cool completely (approximately 2 hours).
- Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
- Fold into egg mixture.
- Spoon into Gingersnap crust.
- Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
- Let stand 20 minutes before cutting.
- Garnish if desired.
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3.5 stars. The crust is great! The rest of the pie is good, but it's a little heavy. I used this recipe without any changes for a pie baking contest. Out of 10 stars for the "Taste" category, a panel of 12 guys (approximately 28 year old males) rated this a 7. I think maybe the flavor is enhanced when the pie is served RIGHT OUT OF THE FREEZER. It gets a little "eggy" when it's left out for a bit. Overall, good recipe. I will definitely use the pie crust again, but I may alter the filling to make it lighter.Reply
please don't pass up this recipe, it is tops! I used the full amount of both orange liqueur and tequila but I might reduce the tequila just by a tablespoon next time, I could just eat the crust alone is it so good, this whole pie deserves more than 5 stars and it is one I will make many times again, my family raved! thank you for sharing Galley!...Kitten:)Reply
This pie is delicious! I sent it to work with my husband and everyone loved it. The crust was especially good and complemented the flavors of the filling quite nicely. I had alot of filling leftover. I don't know what happened there but now I have a yummy frozen dip for my gingersnaps. Thanks for a wonderful recipe GW! This will definitely go into the keeper file.1Reply