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Mom's Sour Cream Apple Pie

Updated on December 18, 2015
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Jenn loves to cook and make a mess in the kitchen. Pies, Indian dishes, and French food are some of her culinary passions.

Food, Family, and Fond Memories

This is my favorite apple pie recipe. I got it from my mom, who perfected the recipe she got from a neighbor. The pie is delicious, and the sour cream give it such a nice texture and flavor. I'm getting hungry just thinking about this delicious dessert.

I also have great memories of family gatherings to make just this pie. Eating it brings me back to my childhood and love that went into those pies.

A Dessert Linked With Memories

I remember being very small and being in the kitchen with my mom, her mom, and my aunts (Mom's sisters) while they were making these pies. It was a warm and happy places to be. It was a time of bonding and sharing. It was also a time to prepare for the holidays, as the pies were made to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I miss those times of mass baking and gossip. I remember wanting to taste the apples and eat the pies right out of the oven, and, of course, being told that they were too hot to eat right away. Still, I always got a warm slice when the pie was cool enough.

Making these pies were a labor of love. My mom received the recipe from a friend and Mom perfected it. She shared it with her mother and sisters, and now shares it with me and my sisters today. I love it when desserts become generational!

What about the crust?

This recipe does not include on for the crust, but rather use your own recipe for that or one from the store. This just concentrates on the filling and topping of the pie. Combine your favorite crust with this pie and make your own delicious variation!


Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6-8


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups tart apple sliced
  • Topping Ingredient: 1/2 cup sugar
  • Topping ingredient: 3/4 cup flour
  • Topping ingredient: 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Topping ingredient: 1/4 cup butter chopped
  • Optional topping ingredient: 1/4 tsp mace
  • Your favorite pie shell recipe or store bought shell


  1. Mix sugar, brown sugar, salt, flour. Add egg, sour cream, and vanilla, along with dry mixture, into an 8 or 9 inch pie shell. Bake at 370 degrees for 35 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, mix topping ingredients.
  3. Remove pie from oven, add topping and bake for another 10 minutes, or until applies are tender.
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Pie, Pre-Baking

This is what the pie looks like before it goes into the oven. Cutting up the apples to a chore, but it is well worth it. I recommend Granny Smith apples for this pie. They hold up extremely well to baking.

How to Make a Pie Crust

How to make a Pie Crust

I will admit, a homemade pie crust is delicious! Make this pie even better by making your own crust. This video tutorial will show you how to do it.

Do you have any good food memories?

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    • ecogranny profile image

      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Only about a million. One of my fondest food memories is of the church socials in a little town in Nebraska. I swan, but those cooks were the best I've ever known.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I love how food reminds us of special times with special people. Easter Blessings to you and yours.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I love how food reminds us of special times with special people. Easter Blessings to you and yours.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I love how food reminds us of special times with special people. Easter Blessings to you and yours.

    • Susan300 profile image


      6 years ago

      Congratulation on making it onto the Best Pies Monsterboard! :)

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      andreaberrios lm 

      6 years ago

      Delicious pie recipe!!


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