Sour Cream Apple Pie

A Unique Apple Pie Recipe That You Need To Try

This is the only apple pie that I knew growing up, so it holds fond memories for me. Interestingly enough, I seldom make this one anymore but turn more often to a more traditional Apple Pie recipe. I have never encountered this recipe anywhere else but in my mother’s house. The basic recipe is in the tradition of other sour cream pies on this site of cherry and rhubarb. It is a very simple recipe so give it a whirl for something different and delicious.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Lois Schertz
A pie seldom seldom seen. it is in the tradition of other sour cream fruit pies recipes. For a different and delicious apple pie, this is the one to bake. Easy to make, a good first time recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Baking Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert



  • one 9 inch unbaked pie shell


  • 8 - 10 tart apples Check notes
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Core and pare apples into thin slices.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt and sour cream.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine apples and sour cream mixture.
  • Line 9 inch pie plate with pastry and fill with apple mixture
  • Sprinkle top with cinnamon
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 35 minutes or until filling is visibly bubbling.


Apples come in all different sizes so number of apples can be relative. You want at leat 6 cups of sliced apples.
I use McIntosh apples exclusively. However, there are various opinions as to the right variety of apple. The McIntosh blends nicely with the other ingredients and bakes to a chunky sauce consistency. If you like your filling to have more crunch, use another variety. My suggestion is to start with the McIntosh and then experiment.