Friday, May 1, 2015

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie

Ingredients for the Crust:
· 1 cup finely chopped pretzels
· 1/3 cup butter, melted
· 3 tablespoons sugar

Ingredients for the filling:
· 1 16 oz. package of fresh strawberries, hulled
· 2 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
· 1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate, slightly thawed
· 2 tablespoons orange juice

Ingredients for the garnish:
· 1/3 cup whipping cream
· 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
· Freshly grated lime zest

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all crust ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
Place strawberries in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or 5 cup blender container. Cover; process on high speed until finely chopped. Add ice cream, limeade and orange juice.
Continue processing until well mixed. Spoon mixture into pie crust. Smooth top with back of spoon. Freeze until firm (4 hours or overnight).
Remove pie from freezer 20 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, place whipping cream and powdered sugar in small bowl; beat at high speed until soft peaks form.
Cut pie into wedges; garnish with whipped cream and lime zest.

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