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Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream-Apple Pie will break even the strongest willpower. And once you taste this creamy, sweet-spiced indulgence it’s sure to become part of your tradition.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Apples are combined with a spiced sour cream mixture, then topped with lots of crumbly streusel in this favorite sour cream apple pie recipe.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Cooling3 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Bake, Fall, Fruit Desserts, Parade, Sour Cream, Sour Cream Apple Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 591kcal



  • 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour  
  • 3 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. Table salt 
  • 4 tbsp. Cold unsalted butter, cubed 
  • 4 oz. Cold cream cheese, cubed


  • 1 cup Sour cream  
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten 
  • 3 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. Minced crystallized ginger 
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 
  • Minced zest of 1 small lemon


  • 5 Braeburn or Gala apples 
  • Juice of 1 small lemon


  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. Light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Apple pie spice
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.)
  • ¾ cup Finely chopped walnuts


  • For the crust, pulse 1¼ cups flour, 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine.
  • Add 4 Tbsp. butter and cream cheese to processor; pulse 3 to 4 times to combine and continue processing until dough forms a ball around the blade, about 1 minute.
  • Press dough into a disc, wrap in plastic, and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick spray.
  • For the filling, whisk together sour cream, ½ cup granulated sugar, egg, cornstarch, ginger, vanilla, and zest in a large bowl.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples; toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Roll chilled dough on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to prepared pie dish, trim dough overhang to 1 inch, and crimp edges.
  • For the crisp, whisk together 1 cup flour, 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, and apple pie spice in a bowl.
  • Microwave 1 stick of butter with walnuts in a bowl until butter melts; stir into flour mixture.
  • Combine sour cream mixture and apples; spoon into pie crust.
  • Crumble walnut crisp over pie.
  • Bake pie until crisp is browned and walnuts are toasted (shielding the exposed crust after 30 minutes), about 1 hour. Remove pie from oven and let stand at least 3 hours to cool and set up before serving.


Per serving, Calories: 591
  • Use firm apples like Braeburn, Gala, or Cortland. They’ll bake up tender, but not mushy, with just the right balance of sweet and tart.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories591
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 35g 54%
    • Saturated Fat 18g 90%
  • Cholesterol 103mg 35%
  • Sodium 211mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g 22%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Protein 8g 16%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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