Spiced Streusel Sour Cream Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Wonderful spice flavor that's always nice in a holiday pie! Even though it is relatively simple to make, the streusel topping can be made a day ahead for even easier preparation. Served with vanilla ice cream, it rounds out the perfect meal and definitely delivers the 'Wow!" factor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For streusel topping: Combine nuts, brown sugar, cornmeal, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in food processor and pulse on/off until nuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process until small moist clumps form. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.).
  2. For filling: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Toss apples with sour cream in large bowl to coat. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over apples and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer filling to prepared crust. Sprinkle streusel topping over apples, covering completely. Bake pie until apples are tender and streusel is golden, tenting pie if streusel browns too quickly, about 1 hour. Transfer pie to rack and cool slightly.
  4. Serve pie slightly warm or at room temperature (and definitely with some vanilla ice cream!).


Most Helpful

A very good recipe. I have an apple peeler/corer/slicer, so I used that instead of cutting all of the apples. The slices were very thin, so did not need to cook for very long to achieve tenderness. I was not paying attention though and used a cube of butter intead of the 5 TBSP so the topping was like a paste, but it still tasted wonderful! I will be trying it the right way next time! :)

GzNKz4evr November 26, 2009

Jackie, OMG. This is wonderful. Apple pie is one of my specialties, but I've never made a sour cream apple pie. I tell you this won't be the last time. Very easy to make and yummy. I used fat-free sour cream and added a tsp of corn starch to the pie mix. Very yummy with vanilla ice cream, but then again apple pie wouldn't be right without it. Oh and I forgot to note, I messed up and bough 1/2 cup of pecans insted of walnuts. So I used 1/3 c of oatmeal to make up the difference in the nuts.

MsSally March 04, 2009

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