Margarita Pie

Written by Becky


I’ve been searching for a good Spring recipe to try and stumbled upon this when I visited a Williams Sonoma recently. Ironically, this week in Salt Lake City it has rained and even snowed so it doesn’t feel much like Spring but I’ll be drinking mojitos and making margarita pie despite the weather. Maybe my attitude will bring on some sunny days.

I look forward to patio weather, sitting outside at some of our favorite restaurants in Salt Lake and enjoying a good meal. I can’t wait to fire up the grill and make use of our backyard patio as well. What do you love about Spring?

This super easy-to-make pie turned out to be a crowd pleaser. In fact my sweet-toothed husband ate his slice it in just a couple of bites.




Margarita Pie
adapted from a recipe of a friendly employee at Williams Sonoma

INGREDIENTS
1 graham cracker crust
2 packages of 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup of margarita mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk

DIRECTIONS
*Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. (Make sure you take it out of the foil wrapper and put in microwave safe bowl!) In a mixer, or with a whisk and strong arm, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the margarita mix and sweetened condensed milk and whisk until smooth and fluffy. Pour into graham cracker crust and refrigerate for about half and hour. Or you can freeze it for about 15 minutes.

To me, the pie looked a bit plain so, if you want to embellish it a bit you can add some natural sugar crystals around the rim of the pie to make resemble a margarita.

*This recipe is super easy. The only think you could mess up is if you don’t soften the cream cheese, it could end up with some chunks, looking a bit like cottage cheese instead of looking like marshmallow cream.

Comments (9)

  1. This recipe sounds really good. Do you have a favorite brand of margarita mix you would recommend?

    What I look forward to most about spring right now would be riding my bike to work, taking walks after dinner (cause it's still light!) and grilling.

  2. ooh – sounds really yummy!

    And not that I want to be seen as a health food killjoy, but do you think the recipe will still work if I substitute low fat cream cheese?

  3. Anything with lime is a hit around my house. I love that it could be made in a snap. Spring always reminds me that everything can be renewed, even me :)

  4. sold! you had me at lime… at margarita… at pie. yum! i love spring and that all things can be made new.

  5. Evan,
    I think you could substitute low fat cream cheese but probably not fat free. Make sure and melt the cream cheese first so it doesn't make the mix chunky. Sometimes low fat cream cheese is less smooth in desserts. Let me know how it turns out.

    Becky,
    As for my favorite margarita mix. I really don't have a favorite. I just bought a nicer mix from the store but you could also try one from Williams Sonoma, I'm sure they would be excellent.

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