Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

This Sour Cream-Lemon Pie is delightful for company, delicious served with fresh whipped cream and lemon zest!

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Friends, for Easter, I love the song, His Eye is on the Sparrow. It’s an old hymn that I grew up with, and still love dearly to this day.

We may think of doves that symbolize contentment and peace, but sparrows teach us about trust. Every day I am learning to trust God more with my life, are you?

His eye is on the sparrow

Lauryn Hill is my favorite singer of these powerful words of hope and trust.

For Easter, new life, new paths, new directions for our lives may be evident, and I do believe that with God watching the little things in life, like the tiny sparrows, we are well taken care of.

For Good Friday, I love my friend Ree’s post, here, on what food to enjoy on Good Friday. Of course, if you have loved clam chowder on Friday’s during Lent, then you may love one of my most popular recipes on my blog, Best Clam Chowder, for dinner tonight!

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Looking for a dessert to serve for Easter or any spring or summer party?

One of my dear friends, who is wise and loving, and we’ve been close friends for years, shared this pie recipe with me. Everytime we are together, I request this pie for our family!

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Easy-press pie crust

I like to start off with my easy-press pie crust (no rolling out! just press it into the pan).

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

It’s tart and sweet at the same time. I love lemons, especially in the springtime. They remind me of my sweet friend, Julie. (One of the places in my home where I take my food pictures.)

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

So, friends, relying on grace that is renewed every morning… today I find great comfort in He who watches over me, and the freedom that Easter brings to our lives.

Also, the blessing of my family, and many amazing friends in my life.

Happy Easter weekend, Friends!

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie
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Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T. plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed
  • 1 T. grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream whipped
  • lemon zest
  • Easy Press Pie Crust: 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 T. milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 375. Whip oil and milk together with a fork. Add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix with a fork until well blended.
  • Press into the pan. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in milk and lemon juice until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and lemon peel. Cool without stirring
  • Stir in sour cream. Add filling to crust. Top with whipped cream (or serve separatley) and fresh lemon zest. Store in the refrigerator.

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

9 comments on “Sour Cream-Lemon Pie”

  1. This looks delicious and reminds me of one my grandmother used to make.  Looking forward to trying it.

  2. Sandy this looks so good! I love the sour cream addition. I’ve never seen a lemon pie recipe likes this, will have to try it it out!

  3. Great post Sandy!!! Happy Easter!!! He is Risen!!!! 

  4. Those easy press pie crusts are my favorite. It tastes awesome and it looks great and, yet, you don’t have to do all that rolling. Love the sour cream in here (I won’t go into how I will sometimes consume little spoonfuls of sour cream with a sprinkle of salt on top… oh, wait, I just did). So, yeah, I’m on board with this baby. 

    And happy Easter to you and your family!

  5. What Turner said!  I usually use Greek yogurt in anything I would sour cream. I remember making lemon pies growing up using fresh lemons. Ahh… the smell of warm weather!

    Do you think a little ginger in the crust would go well?  ;-)

  6. This looks so lovely! Do you think I could make it successfully using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream? Several of my family members won’t touch sour cream. Thanks! 

  7. Wishing I had a slice right now!

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