A Mother is She,
who can take the place,
of all others…
But whose place no others can take!
This will be a real treat whether you are getting together for a meal or just dropping in to give her a hug.
FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA PIE
• 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs from 9
• crackers that are 2 ¼ X 4 ¾ inches.
• 2 Tbs Sugar
• 5 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
• 1 Lb Strawberries – hulled and halved (3 ½ cups)
• 1 Tb fine grated fresh lime zest (3 limes)
• ¼ Cup fresh lie juice (2 limes)
• 1 Can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
• 2 Tbs tequila
• 2 Tbs orange flavored liqueur
• 1 ½ cups chilled heavy cream
Extra strawberries for garnish
Heat oven to 350^ and put rack in middle position of oven. Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a bowl until well blended. Then press this mixture evenly onto the bottom and side of a 9-inch deep dish pie pan. Bake 10 minutes and then cool on a rack doe at least 30 minutes.
Puree the strawberries, zest, lime juice, condensed milk, tequila and liqueur in a blender until smooth and when done transfer mixture to a large bowl.
In another bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer just until it starts to hold stiff peaks. Fold ⅓ of the beaten cream into the strawberry mixture gently but thoroughly. Then fold in the remaining cream, ½ at a time.
Pour filling into the cooled crust, mounding it slightly. Freeze uncovered until firm. About 4 – 6 hours.
Remove from the freezer and let soften in the refrigerator for about 35 – 40 minutes to let the pie soften a bit.
NOTE: this pie can be frozen for 2 or 3 days if you cover it with film and then double wrap in foil. Also, if you prefer, you can make this pie in a 9-inch springform pan pressing the crumb mixture onto the bottom and 1-inch up the side of the pan.