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Sour Cream Lemon Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #pie, lemon, Lemon Cream Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Mary Bostow


  • One 9 inch pie shell baked or One 9 inch graham cracker crust
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • whipped cream for garnish


  • Combine sugar,cornstarch,lemon zest,lemon juice, beaten egg yolks and milk in a heavy duty metal saucepan. Stir to combine.
  • Cook ingredients under low to medium heat, STIRRING MIXTURE CONSTANTLY until the filling thickens, this only takes about 10 minutes. The filling will THICKEN FIRST, then start to boil. As soon as it starts to boil, take it off the heat, add the butter. Stir until the butter is full incorporated into the filling. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan, add the sour cream. Stir until fully incorporated. Pour the filling into the baked pie shell. Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.