Margarita Pie

Ingredients (serves 8-10)
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 2/3 cup sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– lime zest from 1 lime
– 2 cups flour
– 1/2 cup butter, melted
– lime zest from 2 limes
– 1/2 cup lime juice
– 2 tbsp tequila (optional)
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2/3 cup agave nectar (can substitute honey)
– 1/3 cup whipping cream
– 5 eggs
– 2 tbsp coarse sea salt (we recommend Maldon brand)

To make crust:  Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth.  Add sugar and salt, mixing until well combined.

Add flour and zest.

Mix on low until dough starts to come together but is crumbly.

Press crust into a 9-inch shallow pie pan.  Set aside.

To make filling:  Melt butter in microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until melted.  Whisk in remaining ingredients.  Pour into prepared crust.

Bake for 45-55 minutes until firm but still slightly jiggly.  If edges start to brown during baking, loosely cover with foil.  Allow to cool completely on the counter or in the refrigerator.  Liberally sprinkle with sea salt right before serving.

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