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Citrus Sour Cream Pie

A microwave makes preparing this tangy cream pie super easy. The refreshing bursts of citrus put sunshine into every bite.—Kallee McCreery, Escondido, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grated orange zest
  • Optional fruit toppings: mandarin oranges, sliced fresh strawberries and sliced kiwifruit

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, orange juice, milk and lemon juice; stir into sugar mixture until smooth.
  • Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or just until mixture reaches 160°, stirring every minute. Cool to room temperature; press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Fold in sour cream; pour filling into crust. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie. Sprinkle with orange zest; top with fruit if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece (calculated without fruit toppings): 386 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • misscoffeepot
    Nov 23, 2019

    this is a no fail, if you make it using the ingredients listed (don't substitute)- it is light and refreshing. Super simple to put together, does not take very long

  • wingsnutoo
    Mar 25, 2016

    Delicious and easy to prepare. This is a keeper exactly as written. Definitely a 5* recipe. Ignore the rating by Selkat as there were so many changes to this recipe that she or he created their own recipe and reviewed it, not the original.

  • Selket
    Apr 26, 2012

    I started by replacing the sour cream with light sour cream and using 1/2 C stevia in the Raw C for C.For the topping I used lite Cool Whip and used the orange peal and fruit just as you did. I haven't figured the calories saved, fat saved or sugar saved, but I know I took out all the guilt!

  • pzombek
    May 2, 2011

    Delicious and easy to make. I made it 3 different times, one being Easter dessert. It was a big hit and I have requests to make it again. I heated it on the stove vs the microwave though. Great recipe!