Sour Cream Lemon Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Belly Up With Bob

The secret is in the mixing, use the electric mixer the whole time you are cooking the ingredients. I use Pillsbury ready to bake crust(hard to beat). Find it in the dairy case at your grocers.

Top Review by chawzzy

This recipe never solidified/firmed up - remained liquid throughout - followed directions to the letter! -Author must have left out major firming ingredient --I just wasted lots of costly ingredients on this! DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) pie shells, baked and cooled
  • 3 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon rind, grated
  • 12 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk, not fat free
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 14 teaspoon yellow food coloring


  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon rind, juice, egg yokes and milk in a heavy sauce pan; cook over medium heat beating with a hand electric mixer until thick.
  2. Stir in butter and cool mixture to room temperature.
  3. Put pan in cold water to cool.
  4. Stir in sour cream and pour filling into cooled pie crust.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. In a chilled mixing bowl mix whipping cream, sugar, lemon extract and food coloring until thick, cover pie with whipping cream.

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