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Serves 8 |
All the flavors of the cocktail in a dessert.
|1 1/4 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs|
|1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted|
|3 oz packages cream cheese|
|2 cups sour cream|
|1 1/4 cup sugar|
|3 tablespoons Grand Marnier|
|3 tablespoons gold tequila|
|3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice|
|2 teaspoons grated lime peel|
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix cookie crumbs and butter in medium bowl until blended. Press mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of 9-inch diameter springform pan. 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 and transfer to serving tray.
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