Thursday, June 2, 2011

~ Margarita Pie ~

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar  (I really don't use the sugar)
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed ~ Important:  Using only 1/2 the container of whipped topping allows the pie to set up better...will be firmer and slice well. Use the other half to top the pie.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar. Press mixture into a pie pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, lime zest, orange juice, and sweetened condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon filling into pretzel crust. Chill pie for at least 4 hours before serving.
This is a very versatile pie.  I normally use 1 small can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed, for the liquid ingredient, omitting the orange juice. You can also use just 1/2 or 3/4 of the concentrate, filling the small can with Tequila.  Using the fresh lime juice...use fresh orange juice, orange zest and a hit of orange liqueor.  Adding a drop or 2 of green food coloring adds a bit of color and looks more festive. :-)

Easy recipe, no baking and great to serve during this hot weather!

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  1. A really delicious looking summery pie! So nice stopping by to meet you.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Pat- That looks really good - a nice frosty desert for a summer's day. I'll bet you DRINK the tequila, don't you?;>) Hugs- Diana

  3. Oh my...I think I could eat the whole pie..YUMMY! :D

  4. oooo,, now this is yummy,, looks good,, sounds good,, I bet it tastes heavenly!

  5. YUM! Let me know when I can come over to have a slice. So glad to see you back, I have missed your posts.

  6. Yum! I wish I had a piece now!

  7. Well, hello Pat!

    It is a pleasure to meet you! Thank you so much for dropping by and for becoming my very FIRST follower!

    Your blog is wonderful and your Margarita Pie is delish...I've made a very similar recipe. One thing us Midwesterners/Texans know are our margaritas! LOL

    Looking forward to getting to know you better. best girlfriend's hubby just got called up by a "major" airline after being furloughed for 8-years 1-month and 9-days!!! John has been working as a Flight Safety instructor and doing some private flying on the side during the meantime, but both are over the moon excited for his return to commercial air! Girlfriend is a former steward with AA.

    Midwest Blessings,

  8. I bet this is REALLY good...a perfect summer dessert. Thanks!

  9. Mmmm, this sounds so good. Perfect for a summer evening.

    Thanks for sharing with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  10. This looks wonderful!! A great hot weather dessert!!

  11. This pie looks delicious! I fix a similar key lime pie that is fantastically summery.

    Have a blessed day, Amy

  12. Oh, my goodness! This looks delicious. At one of the wedding showers we had margarita cupcakes. We brought some of them home. Probably shouldn't have! They were SO good!

  13. I love the idea of a pretzel crust - getting a little bite of salt in something sweet is divine! My husband would love this and I might try it for Father's Day! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  14. Hi Pat,
    Its so good to see you! I love your Margarita Pie, perfect for the summer season. I love to have something like that in the frig when folks stop by to chat. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  15. Yum, I love tequila desserts! This pie looks fab and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the great recipe!

  16. Holy cow! That looks good! I printed it (and won't use the extra sugar, either).
    Thank you!

  17. Oh this looks soooooo yummy, Pat! You have my vote!

  18. This sounds wonderful and the pretzel crust is a brilliant idea! I'd love to try this.


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