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Recipe

Margarita Cheesecake

  • Yield: About 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 medium-egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of a prepared margarita (not frozen)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Lime slices for garnish

Directions

  • Combine and press crackers into bottom of springform pan.
  • With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and egg yolks and beat until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and continue mixing until well incorporated. Pour into a springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the cake sets. Garnish individual slices with lime slice. From Chef Charlie Watkins, The Blue Agave, Houston