Tart, creamy, DELICIOUS — my sour cream apple pie recipe hits ALL the dessert flavor notes!
This is an unbelievable pie. I mean, seriously, Unbelievable!!! Trust me on this one. I’ve been making this pie for at least a decade, probably longer. My whole family loves, loves, loves this one.
Get ready to add a new treat to your favorite pie recipes! Sour cream brings an acidic bite to the sweetness of the apples, giving you a twist on the classic apple pie. But don’t let that scare you off; this sour cream apple pie can stand up alongside the pie greats like pumpkin pie or pecan pie!
Whether you gobble your pie as is or a la mode, this is one dessert that’ll have the whole family begging for more!
Is there anything not to love about pie? And for those of you who might not love fruit pies, the sour cream in this sour cream apple pie makes it more of a custard pie than anything — so everyone wins!
- Crowd-pleasing dessert
- Great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- So easy to make
- Great with seasonal apples!
How To Make Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe
To make your scrumptious sour cream apple pie, preheat your oven, then start on your filling. Are you ready for the easiest pie filling you’ve ever made? Dump all your filling ingredients in a bowl, mix, then toss the apples in. Done!
Next, prepare the topping. Add all ingredients except the butter, mix, then add the butter until the mixture looks like crumbs.
Then we assemble! Fill your pie plate with the prepared crust and load up on the filling. Top with the yummy crumbs, then place on a cookie sheet (to prevent any of the fillings from boiling over and getting in your oven!) and tent with aluminum foil (this protects the pie crust from burning).
Bake for an hour, then remove the foil and finish it off for about ten minutes. Let it cool and enjoy!
I told ya this sour cream apple pie was easy! But I’m sure you still have questions; I’m here to help! Read on!
We’ve got some pretty standard apple pie ingredients in this recipe, except for one change…that sour cream!
- Sour Cream: If you’ve never baked with sour cream before, you’re in for a treat! This tangy, slightly acidic cream is great for adding fat and richness to your desserts. You’ll love how it tastes with the apples!
- Foil: While not an ingredient, the foil does serve to protect an ingredient: your crust! We tent foil over pies to prevent the crust from cooking too quickly while the filling struggles to catch up. This way, you don’t end up with burned crust edges!
- Apples: The star of the pie, apples come in a ton of varieties — but it does matter what kind you use! I opt for granny smith since they hold their shape in baking and give you a strong apple flavor even when cooked.
Tools to Make
The tools to make this pie are no different from any other pie!
- Mixing bowls
- 9-in pie plate
- Cookie sheet
If you’ve baked pies before, you should be all set!
And, if you’re a seasoned pie baking pro, you might want to forego foil and invest in a crust shield like this handy one. They come in different sizes to fit over your various pie plates and protect that buttery crust from burning!
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
For the most part, you can treat this as any other apple pie, and store it in the fridge (fully cooled!) for up to five days.
Normal apple pies can also sit at room temp for a little while, but since this pie contains dairy, only store it in cool temps!
Can You Freeze This?
Yes! It’s best to freeze it after baking so the sour cream won’t do funky things on ya in the freezer. Once baked, it’ll last up to eight months in the freezer!
Make Ahead Tips
The best way to speed up the process is to prepare the filling, then assemble and bake your pie when you’re ready to go.
The moment you put the filling in your crust, the moisture will start to break down the dough, so you’ll want to wait to combine those two until right before baking. But your filling will last up to two days in the fridge on its own!
What’s a sour cream apple pie without something deliciously apple-y to wash it down?
You know I’m a sucker for a good theme, so if you’re serving sour cream apple pie, you gotta go with my apple martini or apple pie moonshine to drink with it. Both homemade, both lip-smackingly good — you’ll be in an autumnal apple mood in no time!
What pie variations can we shake up this recipe with?
- Swap out your apples and cream for homemade rich, velvety custard, freshly sliced bananas, a crunchy cookie crust, and a mountain of fluffy whipped cream with my banana cream pie recipe
- Keep that banana thought in your head but add in some tropical flair with banana coconut cream pie.
- Make this sour cream apple pie recipe in miniature! Portion out the dish into mini apple pies.
- Swap your apples for another seasonal fruit and get an easy blackberry pie recipe.
- Or skip fruit altogether and go straight for decadence: chocolate cream pie.
Sour Cream Apple Pie
- 1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust unbaked
- 1 2/3 cups sour cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 granny smith apples peeled and sliced
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare the filling. Combine all filling ingredients except apples in a large mixing bowl and stir until they are well mixed. Add apples and toss until filling is evenly distributed. Set aside.
- Prepare the topping. Combine walnuts, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. Blend in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Assemble. Roll pie dough out and fit into a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate. Give the filling a quick stir then pour into crust. Top with crumble topping.
- Place prepared pie on a cookie sheet and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake in a preheated oven, loosely covered for about 1 hour. Uncover and continue to cook until about 10-15 minutes until the filling is set, slightly puffed and lightly golden.
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- Peanut Butter Pie – Who can say no to rich, creamy peanut butter?
- Million Dollar Pie – You won’t spend a million bucks, but boy, you’ll TASTE a million bucks!
- Strawberry Pie – Bright, fresh berries make this the perfect dinner finale
- Peaches And Cream Pie – A fresh layer of peaches topped with streusel crumb!
- Rum Pie – Want something that warms your heart and soul? Here you go!
No matter what flavor you’re craving for a dessert, my sour cream apple pie recipe will hit the spot! Best served slightly warmed and with a dollop of ice cream. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Do you like your pie with ice cream or whipped cream? Let me know in the comments!