I haven't tried this but when I looked thru my books all recipes for this were very similar.


  • 1 1/2 cups pretzel crumbs 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1cup strawberries, hulled 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup tequila 1/4 cup Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur garnishes: lime slices, fresh strawberries


Combine pretzel crumbs and butter , firmly press on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 Degrees for 8 to 10 minutes; set crust aside. Place strawberries in container of an electric blender; process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Reserve 1/2 cup puree. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in lime juice, tequila, and liqueur. Pour into prepared pan; pour reserved strawberry puree on top in a circle, and gently swirl batter with knife. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes (center will be soft). Remove from oven, and run knife around edge of pan to release sides. Return to oven; turn oven off, and leave cheesecake in over 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Remove from pan, cover with plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours. (Do not cover with aluminum foil.) Garnish, if desired. Yield: 12 to 14 servings.


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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Southern Living 1992 Annual recipes
Submitted By: ruth hann