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Lemon Sour Cream Pie

This recipe came to me via my friend, Marita.  The lemon taste in this pie is tempered with the addition of the sour cream.  I can’t really tell you if I preferred this or the mile high lemon pie.  They are both so good in their own way.

lemon sour cream pie

before the whipped cream

lemon sour cream pie finished

after the whipped cream


Lemon Sour Cream Pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 1 T. lemon peel, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 or 2 cups whipping cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, butter, lemon juice, milk and egg yolks and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Cover and cool.
  2. Fold in sour cream.
  3. Pour into prebaked pie shell. Chill at least 2 hours.
  4. Whip whipping cream with 1 or 2 t. of sugar and spread over pie.
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