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Sweet Lemon Sour Cream Pie made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and sour cream to make it rich and creamy. All topped with homemade whipped cream in a buttery, flaky crust. A Marie Callender's Sour Cream Lemon Pie Copycat Recipe. www.modernhoney.com

Sweet Lemon Sour Cream Pie

Sweet Lemon Sour Cream Pie made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and sour cream to make it rich and creamy. All topped with homemade whipped cream in a buttery, flaky crust
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sour cream lemon pie
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

Sweet Lemon Sour Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 3 large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Full-Fat Sour Cream

Topping:

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 410 degrees. Place pie dough in a pie pan and crimp the edges. Let chill for 20 minutes before baking. Place foil or parchment paper on top of pie dough and press to edges. Fill with pie weights, rice, or beans. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until crust begins to be a light golden color. Remove weights and continue to cook for minutes longer. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Whisk together sugar, whole milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, cornstarch and lemon zest in a heavy saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until mixture becomes thick, about 7 -10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Cool to room temperature. May place in refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes. When filling is cool, stir in sour cream.
  3. Refrigerate filling for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Pour chilled lemon cream filling into baked pie crust.
  5. In large mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and continue whipping until combined.
  6. Spread over filling and garnish with whipped cream and lemon peel strips, if desired.
  7. Serve chilled.
  8. ***Adapted from Pillsbury Sour Cream Lemon Pie Recipe