So Simple: Lemon Sour Cream Pie

Lemon Sour Cream Pie - Inside NanaBread's Head

Looking at my last three posts, I’d say there’s a high probability I’m on a fruit bender. Peach waffles. Papaya Cheesecake Bars. And now this. I think I’m trying to channel Spring. I first tasted this pie in the mid-80’s when our neighbor in Owasso, Oklahoma made it for us. It’s super simple, yet loaded with lemon flavor. A little sweet, a little tart, and a little tangy… just like me.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie:

one 8″ pre-baked pie shell (I use this recipe.)
4 small lemons, zested & juiced (1 Tbsp. zest + 1/2 cup juice)
3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
3 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup sour cream
whipped cream, to garnish

Pre-bake your pie crust (homemade or store-bought) and let it cool completely.

In a heavy-bottom saucepan, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, cornstarch, sugar, egg yolks and milk. Cook over medium-low heat until thick, whisking frequently. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter. Allow the custard to cool completely. Once cooled, whisk in the sour cream.

Pour into your pre-baked pie crust and refrigerate at least two hours. To serve, slice and top with whipped cream. Serves 8. Keep refrigerated.

If you like simple, you’ll love this pie. If you insist on getting fancy, spread a thin layer of your favorite raspberry jam on top before you slather on that whipped cream. Oh, baby! Cover me. I’m going in.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie - My Slice - Inside NanaBread's Head

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16 responses to “So Simple: Lemon Sour Cream Pie

  1. That looks absolutely delectable!

  2. Cover you? Are you out of your mind? You know that I love ya like a sister, but I’m gonna have to hip check you out of the way to dive into the pie myself. No offense.

  3. I think that I will make this for Easter this year. I am in a lemon mood.

    • Lisa Bear! Hello!
      I hope you love it. You can make it a day in advance to free up time on Easter Sunday. Just hold off on the whipped cream until just before serving. It gets weepy, and no one wants that on a holiday. Happy Easter!

  4. Ohmygosh – yes! This looks perfectly wonderful!

  5. So simple and lemon in one recipe? Yes, Please! Pinning this!

  6. Griselda Quiles

    I just tried your recipe with complete success. It is delicious and very easy to make. Thank you for sharing. Perfect for Spring.

  7. Do you think I could do this with a graham cracker crust?

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