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Margarita Cheesecake With A Twist Of Lime
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Apr 23, 2015      Comments:  5      Replies:  5     
Ingredients:
Crust:

1 1/2 cups of crushed pretzels, I used store brand stick pretzels
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted

Cheesecake:

4 blocks cream cheese, room temperature
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup tequila, I used Patron, additional for brushing on top of cheesecake
3 heaping Tablespoons of corn starch
3/4 cup sour cream
Zest of 2 limes

Lime Whip Cream:

16 ounces heavy whipping cream
Zest and Juice of 2 limes
1 1/2 cups (or more) powdered sugar
Welcome to our Cinco de Mayo celebration. So many yummy Mexican recipes are in this link. I love margaritas. I have created a delicious margarita cheesecake with a pretzel crust. No need to look for the lost shaker of salt, the pretzel crust is all you need! Enjoy.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush pretzels in food processor. They will not be as fine as graham cracker crumbs, just pick out the large pieces. Mix crumbs and butter together and press into the bottom of a springform pan. Bake crust for 7-8 minutes.
Using your paddle attachment, whip cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, mixing in one at a time. Add vanilla and tequila, mixing well. Add cornstarch and mixing to combine. Blend in sour cream and lime zest. Bake for 75 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and run knife around the springform ring. Brush tequila on top of cheesecake after removing springform ring. Cool until room temperature and refrigerate. Keep in refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight is fine. Garish with lime whip cream and pretzels.
Chill mixing bowl and attachment in refrigerator for 20 minutes or longer. Beat whipping cream until stiff, add lime juice and zest. Add powdered sugar. Add more than 1 1/2 cups if you want sweeter whip cream.
After cream is whipped, spread a thin coat around the side of the cheesecake. Place stick pretzels around the sides. Pipe whip cream on top to decorate.
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Cedrick Slavin      October 15, 2015 at 10:35 am      Reply                  
Great post
Tampa Cake Girl      October 16, 2015 at 4:17 am      Reply      
Thank you very much!
Carlee @cookingwithcarlee      April 28, 2015 at 2:07 am      Reply                  
That looks wonderful! I love cheesecake and this sounds like a yummy twist!
Tampa Cake Girl      April 28, 2015 at 2:21 am      Reply      
Thank you Carlee. It was a big hit.
April J Harris (@apriljharris)      April 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm      Reply                  
What a gorgeous cheesecake – it sounds so good, Cydnee! Love the other recipes too – what a great collection for CInco de Mayo. Pinned
Tampa Cake Girl      April 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm      Reply      
Thank you very much April! It was a fun project as I do love a good Margarita!
Lorinda-The Rowdy Baker      April 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm      Reply                  
I can’t even begin to tell you how good this sounds. I’m not a huge tequila fan, but in this cheesecake? Oh, YEAH! Genius, Cydnee!
Tampa Cake Girl      April 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm      Reply      
Thank you Lorinda! The lime whip cream makes this cheesecake sing!
Christine Stephens      April 23, 2015 at 11:21 am      Reply                  
I love Cheesecake! This sounds so good! Sent from Chris’s iPad
Tampa Cake Girl      April 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm      Reply      
Thank you Christine! Everyone loved it that I took samples to.