*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Margarita Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : TOO HOT TAMALES SHOW #TH6307
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  Cups          vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
      1/4  Cup           unsalted butter -- melted
    3      Packages      cream cheese -- (8 ounce)  room
                          -- Temperature
    2      Cups          sour cream
    1 1/4  Cups          sugar
    3      Tablespoons   Grand Marnier
    3      Tablespoons   gold tequila
    3      Tablespoons   Lime Juice -- Freshly Squeezed
    2      Teaspoons     grated lime peel
    4      Large         eggs
    1      Thin          lime slices (garnish)
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cookie crumbs and butter in medium bowl
 until blended. Press mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of
 9inchdiameter springform pan with 2 3/4inch high sides. Refrigerate while
 preparing filling.
 Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Add 1
 cup sour cream, 1 cup sugar, Grand Marnier, tequila, lime juice and lime
 peel and beat until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until
 blended after each addition.
 Pour filling into crust. Bake until center is softly set, about 50 minutes.
 Maintain oven temperature. Mix remaining 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar and
 1 tablespoon lime juice in small bowl. Pour over cheesecake. Using spatula,
 smooth top. Bake cheesecake 5 minutes longer. Transfer pan to rack and cool
 completely. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
 Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake. Remove pan sides. Garnish cake
 with lime slices.
 Yield: 10 to 12 servings 
 10/25/96 show
 
 
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