Margarita pie is a perfect way to end any elegant meal. Light, unusual and incredibly tasty, your guests will feel the essence of Baja Magic tickling their tongues as they slide that first bite of pie into their mouths. And they'll definitely be back for seconds. Over the years, I’ve had more compliments on this than anything else in this section. The original recipe featured a graham cracker crust, but at the urging of my friend, Hugh
Kramer—president of Discover Baja Travel Club—the crust has been reinvented as a crushed pretzel crust. This way, it captures the salty edge of a real Margarita. Makes 2 9-inch pies.
1 small package lemon pudding mix
1 small package lime Jell-O mix
2 cups water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup lime juice
¼ cup tequila
¼ cup Mexican Controy, Cointreau or Triple Sec
1½ cups whipped topping
1 lime, thinly sliced
Crushed Pretzel Crust:
½ lb butter
½ cup sugar
2½ cups finely crushed pretzels
Combine pudding mix and Jell-O mix. Stir in a half-cup water and beaten eggs. Blend well. Add remaining water and pour into medium sized saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full boil.
Remove from heat. Stir in limejuice, tequila and Controy and chill two hours. Fold whipped topping into chilled mixture. Spoon into piecrusts and chill until firm, at least two hours. Garnish with lime slices.
Melt butter. Stir in pretzels and sugar and mix well. Divide mixture in half and press each half firmly onto the sides and bottoms of two 9-inch pie pans. Freeze for at least an hour before filling.
This recipe is found featured in Ann Hazard’s newest book, Cooking With Baja Magic Dos. The new cookbook will have over 60 new recipes with corresponding stories and all new art. Whether or not you have Ann’s original cookbook, you will want a copy of Baja Magic Dos!
Cooking with Baja Magic Dos - Mexican Recipes by Author Ann Hazard
These are featured in Ann Hazard’ book, Cooking With Baja Magic Dos. The cookbook has over 60 new recipes with corresponding stories and all new art. Whether or not you have Ann’s original cookbook, you will want a copy of Baja Magic Dos! For more information on Ann and her Baja books, visit her Facebook page or order her book from Amazon.com.