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Football season is quickly approaching and I am behind on my tailgating recipes.  I have been looking for new recipes to try out, but everything seems so predictable or way too complicated for a laid back tailgate.  I did find one dessert on FoodNetwork from Guy Fieri that I can not wait to try out this weekend and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they are a hit!  If you make these let me know what you think!

 

Tequila Bars

  • 1 12-ounce box vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5 large egg yolks, plus 2 egg whites
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Agave nectar or honey, for drizzling (optional)

 

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350º. Pulse the wafers and pine nuts in a food processor until well ground up. Add the butter and blend until evenly mixed. Set aside 1/4 cup of crumbs; press the rest evenly into a 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool.

 

In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk together the tequila, lime juice, egg yolks and condensed milk.

 

In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites and sugar with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the tequila mixture. Spread the filling evenly over the crust and bake for 25 minutes; cool. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight before cutting. Drizzle with agave nectar, if desired.

 

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