Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Recipe
Easy and Delicious Cheesecake Recipes
Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake
1/2 cups pretzel crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup Triple Sec
Garnishes: lime slices, fresh strawberries
Combine pretzel crumbs and butter; firmly press on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up
sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes; set
Place strawberries in container of an electric blender; process until smooth,
stopping once to scrape down sides. Reserve 1/2 cup purée.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually
add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Stir in 1/2 cup strawberry puree, lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec. Pour into
prepared pan; pour reserved strawberry purée on top in a circle and gently swirl
batter with a knife. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes (center
will be soft). Remove from oven and run knife around edge of pan to release
sides. return to oven; turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes.
Remove cheesecake from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Remove from
pan; cover with plastic wrap and chill for 8 hours. Do not cover with aluminum
foil. Garnish if desired.