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Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

 Sour Cream-Lemon Pie
I first tasted this pie at a local restaurant and hunted around until I found a similar recipe—now it's my husband's favorite. —Martha Sorensen, Fallon, Nevada
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 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 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • Preheat oven to 450°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to
  • a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry
  • to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie
  • weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake 8 minutes or until
  • bottom is lightly browned. Remove foil and weights; bake 5-7 minutes
  • longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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;

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  • 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.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

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  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 437 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.