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Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Summer is on its way, so my mind has been racing with cool, refreshing recipes to make on those long hot days. Citrus dishes instantly come to mind, with limes in particular on the very top of that list.

So, let’s celebrate summer today with limes – what say you?

Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pie Recipe  Summer is on its way, so my mind has been racing with cool, refreshing recipes to make on those long hot days. Citrus dishes instantly come to mind, with limes in particular on the very top of that list.  So, let's celebrate summer today with limes - what say you?  Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pies! Ready for the recipe?

Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pies! Ready for the recipe?

Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Yield: 2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used Keebler brand)
  • 3 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese - softened
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip - softened
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1-2 drops green food color (optional)
  • Margarita salt, to garnish
  • 2-3 limes, to garnish
  • Whipped cream, to garnish

Directions:

1.   Line 2 (12-count) mini muffin pans with liners.

2.   In a medium mixing bowl, add the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar. Stir to mix well.

2.   Spoon the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each mini muffin liner and press down firmly.  Set aside.

3.   In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed or until light and fluffy.

4.   Mix in the tequila, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, Cool Whip and lime zest.  Gently mix with a rubber spatula.

5.   If you would like to add a green tint to the cheesecake mixture, add 1 to 2 drops of green food color. Otherwise, the cheesecake will be white in color.

6.   Spoon the cheesecake mixture into each mini cup liner, up to the top of each liner.  Sprinkle with margarita salt.

7.   Cover and freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.

8.   Before serving, remove each mini cupcake liner and discard.  Place on a serving platter and garnish with whipped cream and a lime wedge.

9.   ENJOY!!

Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pie Recipe  Summer is on its way, so my mind has been racing with cool, refreshing recipes to make on those long hot days. Citrus dishes instantly come to mind, with limes in particular on the very top of that list.  So, let's celebrate summer today with limes - what say you?  Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pies! Ready for the recipe?

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Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pie Recipe  Summer is on its way, so my mind has been racing with cool, refreshing recipes to make on those long hot days. Citrus dishes instantly come to mind, with limes in particular on the very top of that list.  So, let's celebrate summer today with limes - what say you?  Mini Tequila Lime Margarita Cheesecake Pies! Ready for the recipe?