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Frozen Margarita Pie


From EatingWell:  July/August 1998

Use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip to pipe decorative swirls on top of the pie.

10 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours


Pretzel Crust

Margarita Filling


  1. To make crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie pan or coat it with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine pretzels and sugar in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add egg white, oil and water and pulse until moistened. Press firmly into bottom and sides of prepared pan.
  3. Bake crust for 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. To make filling: Whisk condensed milk, lime juice, tequila, orange zest and food coloring (if using) in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Combine warm water, powdered egg whites and cream of tartar in another mixing bowl. Stir gently until egg whites are dissolved, about 2 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff and glossy.
  6. Beat cream in a small chilled bowl with chilled beaters with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. (Alternatively, use a chilled wire whisk.)
  7. With a rubber spatula, gently fold reserved condensed milk mixture into beaten whites; fold in whipped cream. Pour filling into cooled crust. Freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 1 hour. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours more.
  8. Soften pie in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing. Garnish with lime slices and Sour Cream Topping, if desired.


Per serving : 244 Calories; 4 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 14 mg Cholesterol; 43 g Carbohydrates; 8 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 272 mg Sodium; 451 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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