By Lauren Allen on March 18, 2018 , Updated August 9, 2019
So, I made the pie that Friday night.
And I made it again on Saturday night.
I’ve made it dozens of times since, and I completely agree that it’s the Best Lemon Sour Cream Pie recipe!
It has the perfect level of lemon tartness combined with the perfect level of creaminess. And, I love how easy it is to make!
The process for making this lemon sour cream pie is really simple. Here are some step-by-step photos to walk you through it, and I’ve also included a video, below.
Start by adding sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and milk to a saucepan. Stir everything together until smooth.
Add the egg yolks to a bowl and whisk them together.
Heat the mixture in the saucepan. Stir it often, until it begins to thicken and bubble. Reduce heat to low and cook it for two more minutes.
At this point it’s time to add the eggs, but we need to temper them first, with the hot liquid. If you add the beaten egg yolks right away then you’ll end up with scrambled eggs in the pudding.
To temper the eggs, add a spoonful of the hot mixture from the saucepan, into the bowl with the eggs. Whisk it well. Add another few spoonfuls, whisking the mixture after each addition, until the egg yolks are pale yellow.
Then, add the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan. Stir everything until smooth, and continue to cook the mixture until it comes to a low boil. Cook it got two more minutes, then remove it from heat.
Add butter and lemon zest and stir until smooth. Allow the pudding to cool for at least 15-20 minutes, and then stir in the sour cream.
Pour the pudding into a blind-baked (already cooked) pie shell. At this point you can refrigerate the pie for 2-3 hours, and then top with fresh whipped cream, or make the whipped cream and top it immediatly, and then refrigerate for a few hours.
Make sure to let the pie refrigerate for a few hours to give it time to set up, before you cut it. The last thing we want is the pudding mixture to pool into the center of the pie when you remove your first slice!
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This lemon sour cream pie is absolutely fantastic and beloved by our family. I hope you all enjoy it just as much!
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