Forget frozen or classic, we're serving you a dessert margarita you and your guests won't soon forget. Say hello to your next dinner party hit: Salted Margarita Lime Bars with Patrón and Cointreau.
Salty, smooth, ice-cold, and charged with premium liquor to give regular-degular margaritas a run for their money, this boozy dessert is a certified crowd favourite. (And we won't judge if you keep some in the freezer for a sneaky weekday treat!)
Makes 16 bars
For the crust:
115 g unsalted butter, melted
115g saltine crackers
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
For the filling:
2 tsp lime zest
½ cup fresh lime juice (4-5 limes)
¼ cup Patrón Reposado Tequila
2 tbsp Cointreau Orange Liqueur
Pinch of kosher salt
5 large egg yolks
385g can sweetened condensed milk
Flaky salt and lime zest, for garnish
- Heat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan with butter or use baking paper.
- In a food processor, pulse the saltines until ground like coarse sand. Add the ground saltines, melted butter, sugar and salt, to a small mixing bowl and mix well.
- Place the mixture into the lined pan, press into an even layer and freeze for about 15 minutes.
- After the crust has chilled, bake it until fragrant and golden brown – about 15 minutes.
- While the crust cools, make the filling: combine the lime zest, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and salt in a small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the yolks and sweetened condensed milk. Add the tequila-lime mixture to the yolk mixture, whisk to combine, then pour into the prepared crust.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes until the curd is set around the edges and slightly jiggly in the centre.
- Transfer to a rack to cool slightly, then freeze for at least 2 hours.
- After freezing, remove the bars from the pan using the parchment paper overhang and transfer to a cutting board.
- Sprinkle with flaky salt and lime zest, cut into 16 bars (smaller than usual) and serve right away. Store the remaining leftovers in the freezer for sneaky weekday treats!
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