Make it a fiesta with this party-perfect margarita pie. Flavored with fresh limes
and oranges (and an added kick of optional tequila), this refreshingly sweet filling
is complemented by a salty pretzel crust.
1 cup crushed mini pretzels
6 tablespoons melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 envelope (7 grams)
1 (12 ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2 cup (4 to 5 medium limes)
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons orange juice or orange-flavored
1 tablespoon tequila (optional)
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed,
Coarse sanding sugar, fresh lime slices
For Crust: Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Combine pretzel crumbs,
butter and sugar in 9-inch deep-dish (4-cup volume) pie plate. Press crumb mixture
onto bottom and upsides of pie plate.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool completely on wire rack.
For Filling: Place gelatin in small bowl; stir in water. Let stand for 1 minute.
Heat evaporated milk, sugar and softened gelatin in small saucepan over medium heat,
stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot (do not boil). Pour into medium
Refrigerate uncovered for 30 minutes until cool to touch.
Add lime peel, lime
juice, orange peel, orange juice and tequila; mix well.
Gently whisk in 1 cup whipped
Pour into prepared pie crust.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
Pipe remaining 1 cup whipped topping around edge of pie. Sprinkle whipped topping
border with coarse sugar.
Garnish with lime slices.
Makes 8 servings Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins Cooling
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins refrigerating
* 3 cups (4 ounces) mini pretzels will be needed to get 1 cup crushed.
* To save time, you may substitute a store-bought 10-inch (9 ounces) Graham
crumb crust for pretzel pie shell.
* If you do not own a pastry bag, a resealable heavy-duty plastic bag can be
used. Cut corner of bag and pipe out whipped topping as desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 350 Calories
from Fat: 140 Total Fat: 15 g Saturated Fat: 11 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 400
mg Carbohydrates: 49 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 34 g Protein: 5 g