Margarita Pie

1  Cup crushed mini pretzels
6  Tbsp. melted butter
1  Tbsp. granulated sugar

2  Tbsp. boiling water
1  envelope (7 grams) unflavored gelatin
1  Can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1  Cup granulated sugar
2  tsp. grated lime peel
1/2  Cup (4 to 5 medium limes) lime juice
1  tsp. grated orange peel
2  Tbsp. orange juice or orange-flavored liqueur
1  Tbsp. tequila (optional)
2  Cups frozen whipped topping, thawed,divided
Coarse sanding sugar, fresh limes slices

For Crust:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

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 bowl.

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 topping. 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.

• 3 cups (4 oz.) mini pretzels will be needed to get 1 cup crushed. • To save time, you may substitute a store-bought 10-inch (9 oz.) graham cracker 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.


About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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