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Margarita Cheesecake

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Creamy, smooth and rich cheesecake.

. Prep
15 min.
1 hrs
Ready In
1 hrs
16 servings
Trans-fat Free
Metric measurements


1 1/4cups graham cracker crumbs *
1/4cup butterVideo unsalted, melted
24ounces neufchatel cheese room temperature
1 1/4cups sour cream, light
3/4cup sugarVideo plus 2 tbsp
2 1/2tablespoons Triple Sec *
2 1/2tablespoons tequila
2 1/2tablespoons lime juice
4large eggsVideo
3/4cup sour cream, light
1tablespoon lime juice
1tablespoon sugarVideo
1x lime slices*
1x lime zest *
* not incl. in nutrient facts



Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F.

Spray 9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with vegetable oil spray.

Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl until blended.

Press crumbs over bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan.

Refrigerate crust.


Using electric mixer, beat cheese in large bowl until fluffy.

Beat in sour cream, then sugar, triple sec, tequila and lime juice.

Beat in eggs.

Pour filling into crust.

Bake until outside 2 inches are set and center moves only slightly when pan is shaken, about 50 minutes.

Remove from oven ; turn off oven .


Whisk sour cream, lime juice and sugar in small bowl to blend.

Spread evenly over cheesecake.

Return cheesecake to hot oven .

Let stand 45 minutes or less (Cheesecake will look very soft, but will set up when chilled.)

Refrigerate cake until well chilled, up to 1 day.

Run knife around pan sides.

Remove pan sides.

Place cake on platter.

Arrange lime half-slices and peel around top edge of cheesecake.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

4 stars - based on 2 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1


Reviewed: about 3 years ago

Looks so pretty. It must be very smooth and creamy. This is the kind of cheesecake that I will indulge in and ask for a second slice for sure. Thanks for the nice picture.

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1 comment

Oh, I bet this is fabulous! It looks really (!!!) good!

Critter Mom
Playa Del Rey, United States about 3 years ago
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 105g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24964% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?