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Gluten Free Margarita Lime Curd Pie Recipe

This pie is the perfect end to a Cinco de Mayo feast. It is made with a gluten-free pretzel crust that has just the right amount of that salty and sweet combination to complement the best margarita lime curd filling! The curd definitely shines in this pie, so make sure to use the freshest ingredients possible. The tequila is completely optional, but it does add a nice margarita flavor. The lime whipped cream is zingy, sweet, and a little bit addictive.

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Gluten Free Margarita Lime Curd Pie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 744kcal
Author: Kim Maes


For the crust:

  • 2 cups gluten-free pretzel sticks , finely crushed
  • cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • ¾ cup melted butter

For the filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 5-7 limes)
  • 1 ounce tequila (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime zest (about 2 limes)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , diced

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 pint cold whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest , plus more for garnish


For the crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan. In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients. Firmly press the mixture on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before filling, about 1 hour.

For the filling:

  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan and whisk until combined. Whisk in the sugar, salt, lime juice, tequila (if using), and zest. Add the diced butter to the pan and turn on the heat to medium. Constantly whisk until the butter melts and the mixture begins to thicken, 5-10 minutes. (Pay close attention and continue whisking to make sure it doesn't boil.) Once thick, remove from the heat and pour into the prepared crust. Let cool and set completely at room temperature, at least 1 hour. Refrigerate uncovered until ready to serve.

For the whipped cream:

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, add all ingredients. Beat until the cream stiffens, about 5-6 minutes. Serve on top of pie slices with some additional lime zest, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Margarita Lime Curd Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 744 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 848mg35%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1506IU30%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Kim Maes

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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