October 24, 2016

Sour cream apple pie

Slice of Sour Cream Apple Pie next to the finished pie.

Apple pie is taken to the next level with this recipe for a rich and creamy sour cream apple pie. Change up your apple pie routine with this tasty dessert.

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Apple picking season always brings our home a plethora of fresh apples of all different varieties. We live in the western New York region which is a big apple growing area with many local orchards. Our favorite is one that even has a heritage orchard where you can try apples you'd never see in the grocery store.

Some of my favorite apples for baking include Cortland, Northern Spy, Granny Smith, Crispin, Jonagold, and 20 Ounce. In pies I like to use some tart or sweet-tart apples like these varieties as they add nice contrast to the sweetness of the dessert. 

Side view of a slice of cour cream apple pie. 

I also like to use apples that hold their shape when cooked rather than start to breakdown and fall apart (or a combination of firmer and softer for some contrast). 

In general, I like to save the softer and sweeter apples for things like applesauce or apple butter. These apples include varieties like McIntosh, Macoun, Fuji, Gala, and Golden Delicious. 

Sour cream apple pie is a lovely dessert to serve in the autumn or during the holidays like Thanksgiving. Its filling is lightly sweet and full of apple chunks. Then the topping provides a sweet contrast and texture.

Another thing I really enjoy about this pie is that it doesn't contain any spices. Apples are generally paired with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and other warm spices. This pie recipe really allows the apple flavor to shine through.

For this recipe you can use a storebought crust, or your favorite crust recipe. I usually use this pie crust recipe in my Apple Crumb Pie (another favorite apple pie recipe) post when I make a homemade version. 

Finished baked sour cream apple pie.

This creamy filling provides a lovely, rich, creamy dessert. The custardy filling has vanilla extract to compliment and enhance the overall flavor.

Sour Cream Apple Pie is a delicious pie recipe to try out the next time you want to make an apple pie and impress your family or guests.

Yield: 1 pie (about 8 servings)
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Apple pie is taken to the next level with this recipe for a rich and creamy sour cream apple pie.


  • 1 recipe single pie crust
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 heaped cups peeled and chopped tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Roll out your pie crust and fit to a standard 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream, 2 tablespoons flour, sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until no lumps remain. Stir in the apples. Pour into the prepared pie shell. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While baking, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and butter in a small bowl until it comes together in a crumb form.
  5. Sprinkle across the top of the pie and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set and golden.
  6. Cool completely before slicing and serving. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.
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Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home.

I hope you give this sour cream apple pie recipe a try! Let me know in the comments below.

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Pie plate with sour cream apple pie.

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated in 2022 with a recipe card, next text, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other pie recipes: 

Honey Walnut Pie

Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

Cranberry Custard Pie 

Old-fashioned Oatmeal Pie


  1. Apple pie with sour cream...I am very sure it would be a hit at our home too. This looks very inviting, Amy.

  2. There are so many gorgeous apples in the market now, it's good to have another yummy recipe to use them in. This looks delicious! :)

  3. Hi Amy, your sour cream apple pie look delightful. Thanks fro sharing the recipe.

    Best regards,

  4. This kind of apple pie with sour cream made my mother-in-law famous! Will work for you, Amy!

  5. I'm amazed with 2 babies you manage to get anything on the table for dinner, even frozen chicken and waffles fries. Ha. Let alone be able to have the focus to make a delicious looking pie like this! You're are right, are apples are the best here and it's time to make a pie, I'm going to have to give this a whirl. And did you see the spread of pies today in today's paper. Holy moly do they look good!

  6. We often make lard pie dough, and rarely make it using olive oil. Need to do that more. Anyway, terrific pie! Love apples in pie, and the sour cream is a nice touch. Thanks!

  7. to tell you the truth, this looks better to me than a classic apple pie! you're an inspiration!

  8. Sour cream apple pie...I yet have to try this...sounds and looks delicious Amy...I don't know how you manage to bake as much as you do with the two babies...
    Have a great rest of the week :)

  9. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

  10. Oh wow I don't think I've ever had an apple pie made with sour cream and now I must!

  11. This is such a great twist on apple pie! Perfect for the holidays.

  12. I will eat any apple pie and this sounds yummy!

  13. This looks so yummy and would get me right out of my pie rut!

  14. Wow! You must have so many pie recipes...and they all look and sound so amazing! Especially this one!


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