Recipes like these were a dime a dozen back in the early to mid-90's and I remember them fondly because that is when I began my first real interest in food. Browsing through magazines and cookbooks, I would cut out the recipes that interested me and place them in one of those plastic accordian type folders and when I had enough I would take out my old photo album that I had converted into a recipe book. Peeling back the film of the page, I would arrange my recipes, and hope that the sticky pages would still stick. Oh what a sad day it was when the glue-like pages had lost it's magic and my recipes slid out the bottom of the pages. Do you remember those old photo albums?
For the past year I have been stockpiling cake recipes for my birthday. They were very involved and required a lot of time but the end result was something I had made out to be wondeful in my mind. It was going to be fabulous and worthy of the cover of a magazine! It would get rave reviews! Everybody would love it! But, when the week of my birthday rolled around, I knew that I didn't have the energy or time to dedicate to such a huge undertaking. I was a bit sad and defeated but I knew that I just didn't have it this year. I steered my attention toward something a bit easier, a simple refrigerator pie. I knew I didn't want chocolate or peanut butter, because while these are my favorite things, I had consumed enough of the combination recently. So I did a bit of digging and found this old recipe for margarita pie from the 90's that I had stashed away. The original called for cool whip but I must admit that I can't bring myself to purchase the stuff anymore so I used whipped cream instead. Do whatever your heart desires.
I ate all but two pieces of this pie in a matter of 3 days. On the last day I had an entire half on my own. I knew my family wouldn't love it and I had guessed that my husband probably wouldn't even taste it but for this day that was okay.
1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels, crushed fine1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lime juice
1 Tbs tequila
1 Tbs triple sec
1 cup whipped cream
Melt the butter in a medium size microwavable bowl, add in the sugar and pretzels and mix well. Press into a 9" pie pan.
Mix the condensed milk, and stir well to combine. Then fold in the whipped cream. Pour into the pie shell and freeze 4-8 hours covered.
Cooking TimesPreparation Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 8 hours