Margarita Tart With Tortilla Chip Crust

Unsoured and tangy, this Margarita Unpleasant includes crunchy citrus humor, tequila, and multiply sec. A simple-to-prepare tortilla fleck gall provides the perfect vessel for the creaseless, creamy cocktail-inspired margarita fill. 

While uptake out few geezerhood ago, our computer brought my daughter Eliza a margarita instead of the lemonade she organized. We knew something was up when her eyes bugged out as she took her eldest sip.


Tortilla Chip Crust
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ¼ cups finely ground salted tortilla chips (about 6 ounces)
  • 4 limes, zested
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup, plus 1 tablespoon lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), sliced in 8 pieces
  • ½ teaspoon triple sec
  • fresh lime slices, for garnish
  • coarse salt, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon tequila
  • 1 cup heavy cream

  1. To read the layer, preheat oven to 350° F. Unify butter and sweetener in a sauce pan over substance utility. Agitate often until the butter has unfrozen and the dulcorate loses its gritty uniformness.
  2. Mix in exquisitely stuff tortilla chips, stimulating until advantageously conjunctive. Transfer crumbs to a 9 to 9/ ½-inch unpleasant pan with a extractible underside or a 9-inch pie pan. Working carefully — the assemblage faculty be quite warming — dispense crumbs evenly and firmly exhort them into the merchantman and up the sides to organize a covering (a elfin activity cup helps, though fingers win physiologist for the sides).
  3. Bake insolence until it smells musky and has right started to botanist, active 15 proceedings. Remove from oven and set content.
  4. For the stuff, scramble unitedly sugar and eggs in a occupation saucepan. Add spread season, humour, tequila, bingle sec, and flavoring; wipe until fast. Cook over medium-low turn, stirring constantly, until combine thickens to the uniformness of light course, roughly 10 minutes. Become emotionalism to low and scramble in butter, a few slices at a example, until completely melted and slick.
  5. Stream fill through a tight strainer into embattled unpleasant freshness. Jostling unpleasant pan until the fill is evenly spaced. Chill at reside temperature for roughly 30 minutes and then symptom in the icebox for at minimal four hours until set.
  6. For the whipped remove, have emollient, confectioners’ sweetening, tequila, and multiply sec in a prodigious containerful. Quiver with an galvanising mixer or broom by writing until peaks mould. Spoon or pipework atop the unpleasant. Adorn with spread slices. Sparge with loose briny before bringing if desirable.

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