Margarita Lime Bar Recipe :: The Perfect Treat for Cinco de Mayo

Margarita Lime Bar Recipe:: The Perfect Treat for Cinco De Mayo | Houston Moms Blog


Cinco de Mayo is just days away. There will be plenty of great Mexican food and margaritas available in Houston’s amazing restaurants, but if you want the perfect tasty treat to make at home, we’ve got you covered. 

Tequila.  That’s all you need to know about this recipe to know that it’s going to be a keeper. You will find all of the ingredients that will make the perfect margarita in this luscious bar. The addition of pretzels in the shortbread crust adds a nice balance of crunch and saltiness.  The lime and tequila flavor really develops overnight in the fridge so don’t fret if you feel like you can’t taste it the day you make it. This will be the perfect dessert for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Ingredients for the crust ::

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1/4 cup of cornstarch

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

1 cup of salted pretzels, crushed

1-1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

9×9 square pan lined with aluminum foil

nonstick cooking spray

Ingredients for the filling ::

3 large eggs

1 cup of granulated sugar

4 limes {zest and juice}

1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of good tequila {I used 1/4 cup and it was BOOZY}

1/2 cup of all purpose flour {this will firm up the filling. Use less flour if you like your filling softer}

drop of green food coloring {optional}

Directions ::

  1. In a food processor pulse the crushed pretzels, flour, powdered sugar and butter until the butter is mixed.
  2. Line a 9×9 square cake pan with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in the crust mixture and press it into the bottom of the pan evenly. Pop the pan into the freezer and let it chill for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the crust for 20-22 minutes.
  4. Prepare your filling by mixing the eggs, sugar, lime zest and juice, tequila, and all purpose flour together. You can add a drop of green food color to enhance the color or do without it.
  5. Once the crust is done, pour the filling directly over it and return it to the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
  6. You can pop the pan into the fridge to cool or wait patiently for it to cool. Cut off edges and divide the loaf into even squares.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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Christine was raised in Houston almost all her life, but currently resides in Sugar Land with her family. She graduated with a teaching degree from the University of Houston and taught elementary school for eight wonderful years.  She met her husband Martin while they both were teaching CCE at a local parish.  Together they have five beautiful children Madison {September 2005}, Caden {April 2007}, Cohen {April 2008}, Mason {August 2009}, and Anna-Marie {November 2016}.  Christine is also a self-taught baker, cake designer, and owner of The Sweet Boutique Bakery.  In 2016, her family felt a huge calling to open up their hearts and home to fostering babies.  When Christine isn’t juggling work, being an active school mom, or caring for her foster baby, you will find her creating DIY home projects, crafting, party planning, baking with her kids, and traveling with her family.  You can read more of her family shenanigans on The Sweet Boutique's Blog.


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