Sour Cream Apple Pie


Today, I found 3 apples that needed to be used as soon as possible because they were one step away from being thrown out. I went to and typed in the ingredients I had on hand and it came up with this recipe. Of course, in Libby fashion and based on the suggestions of other readers, I tweaked the recipe.  I used a pre-made pie crust for this, however, making it with a homemade pie crust would work just as well. My 3 year old isn't a pie lover, but she absolutely LOVED this one. And who can blame her? It is d-e-l-i-s-h!

Sour Cream Apple Pie
(makes enough for one 9-inch pie)


For the pie itself:
1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust (a pre-made one or your own recipe)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 egg
4 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped

For the topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
A dash of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup chilled butter, diced

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray and press pie crust into the pie plate until it covers the bottom and the side.  If using a pre-made crust, follow the directions on the package. 

In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and salt. Mix in the sour cream, egg, vanilla, and lemon juice until smooth. Add apples, and stir to coat. Scrape the mixture into the pie shell. 

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 30 minutes more. 

While the pie is baking, prepare the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup sugar, dash of nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. 

After the 30 minute bake time has passed, cover the top of the pie with the crumb topping, and continue to bake for 15 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and apples are tender. Allow the pie to cool, then refrigerate until chilled before serving. 


  1. That pie looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you so much Libby. I really, really appreciate it. The sour cream apple pie looks delicious.

    I will be harvesting apples from the local orchard in probably another month or so. Can't wait to try this recipe!

    Thanks again!

  3. Congrats to you!! Thanks for passing it on : ) Looks yummy and creamy.

  4. Oh Libby, thank you so much for thinking of me!! I am honored.

    This pie sounds absolutely delicious!! I love it. Love the use of the sour cream, must taste wonderful!

  5. Thank you Libby! that was sweet of you!

    The pie looks delicious! I love apple pie.

  6. Thank you thank you!! We are so excited to get an award! That pie looks to die for! My hubby loves apple pie so I can't wait to try this recipe!

  7. Now that sounds and looks so yummy!!!Stopping in from SITS

  8. Thanks so much for the sweet award, Libby! That's so kind of you. I can't wait to check out all your other awardees :) And your chicken and summer squash recipes look delicious. I'm going to print them out right now. Hope to link back to you soon and pass on the award but it may have to wait another week or so as we are getting ready to go on a camping trip. Thanks again. I am really enjoying your blog and all the great recipes you share.

  9. Thanks for the award, Libby! That was fun to hear that you like The Sisters Cafe! Your recipes look delish, and that apple pie is a sure dessert in the next month or two. Mmmmm, can't wait! Thanks!

  10. Oh goodness!! This looks soooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Libby this is awesome!!! I can't wait to try some of the recipes! It's great that you include can't take your eyes away from them. I'll let you know what I try first!!

  12. I give up - the print is soooo light I cannot read it. I miss the darker green on your previous blog. Have a great week.

    1. I am sorry you are having issues with the color. Try upping the contrast on your computer :) I cannot change the color of the font, as it is preset already.

    2. The only thing I was able to do to fix it was to make it "bold." Hope that helps some.


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