Strawberry margarita pie is a delicious, sweet way to cool off this summer.
Strawberry Margarita Pie. You heard right.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a refreshing strawberry margarita and a pie got together and had a delicious baby? Well wonder no longer. Because THIS is what would happen.
Do I HAVE to use tequila in this pie?
Well, no. You don't have to. I've made it with and without (without was so a pregnant co-worker could eat it). They're both really good!
It's still going to be sweet and cold and refreshing. But I guess it's not technically a margarita pie when sans tequila. Ultimately, you do you!
Prefer your tequila in liquid form?
You know I've got you covered. Check out these delicious tequila-based drinks:
Ready for some tips and tricks?
I just picked up this lemon/lime squeezer, and am loving it. Even though you don't have to do that much juicing for this recipe, it's really helpful. Not sure how I've gone so long without buying one!
ALSO did you know that you can totally make "whipped cream" from coconut milk?? I did not until just the other day. I ran out of heavy cream to make the topping, but had a couple of cans of coconut milk in the pantry. This post from Minimalist Baker was a great guide.
Note that I'm not recommending that you use coconut whipped cream in place of the whipped cream in the pie filling. I haven't tested that out yet. But still, pretty cool. It tasted great, too.
Where'd you get the inspiration for this pie?
This delicious creation comes from the always lovely Grandbaby Cakes. In addition to her blog being great, I've shared some cupcakes from her cookbook with you before. Check out these Arnold Palmer Cupcakes!
Strawberry Margarita Pie
Graham Cracker Crust
- 18 graham crackers
- 2 tbs granulated sugar
- 8 tbs unsalted butter melted
- 2 pints strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 tbs lime zest
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbs tequila
- 2 tbs fresh orange juice
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbs powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon lime zest
To make the graham cracker crust
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a blender or food processor and process until the graham crackers are reduced to fine crumbs.
- Add the granulated sugar and melted butter. Blitz again until everything is well combined.
- Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan in an even layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then allow to cool completely.
To make the pie filling
- Add the strawberries, lime zest, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, tequila, and orange juice to a blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth.
- Pour this mixture into a large bowl and set aside.
- Using either a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks appear.
- Slowly fold half of the whipped cream into the strawberry mixture. Once the first half is combined, fold in the remaining whipped cream.
- Pour the pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Freeze for at least 5 hours.
- To make the whipped cream topping
- Using either a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat for 30 seconds or so. Add the powdered sugar.
- Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks appear.
- Spoon onto the top of the frozen pie and sprinkle with lime zest.
- You may need to allow this pie to thaw for a bit before slicing in. However, it can't really sit out for an extended period (i.e., > 1 hour) without melting.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Looking for other frozen pie recipes?
I've shared a couple in the past. Check out my: