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Margarita Cheesecake Recipe

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:25pm

Today, I'm going to share a recipe for Margarita Cheesecake. But, first of all, did ya make this super easy Margarita Chicken recipe yet? You gotta try it. And it's muy bien with a frozen margarita.

Margarita Chicken Recipe
Do you ever have margaritas leftover, for some strange reason? I'm not real sure why you'd have leftover margaritas, but here's what you do with it if you ever do. Make a margarita cheesecake. You heard me right. A cheesecake made with margaritas.

Margarita Chicken Recipe

Yes, I know. It sounds too good to be true. Cheesecake. And margaritas. Together. So, what are ya waiting for? Put that apron on! To get started, you're gonna need: 2 pounds of cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, 4 medium egss, 4 medium egg yolks, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tsp vanilla and, of course, 1/4 cup prepared margarita.

Margarita Cheesecake Recipe
Stick all that in your handy dandy mixer. A vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster works nicely. Plus, it's fun. But, any ol' mixer will do. Beat it all together.

Margarita Cheesecake Recipe

Beat until it looks all smooth & creamy. Or until the vintage mixer begins to emit strange smells & sounds. Whichever comes first.

Margarita Cheesecake Recipe

Here come's the hard part. Search your house high & low for the grater. Then go outside & look in the yard for it too. Because who know what the kids might have decided to use it for. Throw your hands up in the air. Give up. Go in the house. Make yourself another margarita. Then use the potato peeler & a kitchen knife to make 1 tsp of orange zest.

Margarita Cheesecake Recipe
What's zest, you ask? At first, I didn't know either. I thought maybe it was soap. You know, You're not fully clean ~ unless you're zestfully clean! But, then I googled it and found out that it's just grated fruit rind. Or in my case, peeled & chopped with a kitchen knife fruit rind. You'll also need 1 tsp of lemon zest. Oh yea, and 1/8 tsp of salt in there somewhere too.

Margarita Mama's Cheesecake Recipe

So, mix that in there all good. Then pour into two graham cracker pie crusts. Smooth it all out & pop it in the oven at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. Or until the fumes consume you with hunger and you just can't wait any longer. Whichever comes first.

Margarita Mama's Cheesecake Recipe

It will come out all warm & smelling delicious. But, have patience. Let it cool first. It will be a pretty yellow too. The perfect complement to a lime green vintage gingham apron with cross-stitch embroidery. This pictures makes me feel all American & patriotic. You know, like aprons & Mom & apple pie. Except this is margarita cheesecake. Not an apple pie. But, whatever- it works for me.

Margarita Mama's Cheesecake Recipe
That picture was nice enough that I even stuck a Photo Shop frame around it. Look how pretty & fancy that is. But, then, I decided it was too boring & fancy, all soft & matte, for such a fun dessert. So, I tried this.

Margarita Mama's Cheesecake Recipe
There. That's more like it!

This recipe was taken from Emeril Lagasse at Emerils.com BOOM! Let's kick it up a notch! For more TV show recipes, visit Weekend Cookbook Challenge.

For more citrus dessert recipes, visit Sugar High Fridays (started by Domestic Goddess ) & being hosted this month by Tartelette.



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