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Labor Day Weekend Treats: Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Nicole Barylski

If you plan on barbecuing over the holiday weekend, surprise guests with a boozy update on this beloved dessert, which was created by Show Me The Yummy.

Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars:

Crust:

 • 1 and 1/2 cups pretzels, crushed into a fine powder
 • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
 • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

 • 32 oz (4 8 oz packages) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
 • 1 cup granulated sugar
 • 1 tablespoon lime zest
 • 1/2 cup lime juice
 • 1/2 cup tequila
 • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
 • 4 whole eggs, room temperature

Raspberry Drizzle:

 • 1 (6 oz) package fresh raspberries
 • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Crust and Filling Directions:

1. Start by making the pretzel crust. Finely grind pretzels in a food processor until they make a fine powder (Note: You really should have no pretzel chunks remaining, or your crust will become chewy).
2. Mix the pretzel powder with melted butter and brown sugar.
3. Place the crust mixture into a 9 x 13 in pan that's been lined with tin foil (Note: The foil should hang off the sides of the pan for easy removal! Make sure to press the mixture down firmly.)
4. Bake this in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven. While the crust is cooling, make your filling. Again, all of the filling ingredients should be a room temperature for optimal creaminess!
6. Beat cream cheese and sugar with your stand mixer until creamy.
7. Mix in lime juice, lime zest, tequila, and Grand Marnier, and mix until completely combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
8. Once everything has been fully incorporated, beat in eggs one at a time.
9. Pour the filling on top of the crust.
10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. The edges will have lightly browned and the center should have a slight jiggle.
11. Remove from the oven and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
12. Place in the fridge for at least three hours before serving.

Raspberry Syrup Directions:

1. Blend the fresh raspberries and sugar in a food processor until very smooth.
2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. This takes a little elbow grease. Use a spatula to press the mixture through. You should end up with about 1/2 cup raspberry sauce.
3. Place in a squeeze bottle and drizzle over the bars.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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