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Citrus Sour Cream Pie Recipe

Citrus Sour Cream Pie Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 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)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grated orange peel
  • Optional fruit toppings: mandarin oranges, sliced fresh strawberries and sliced kiwifruit


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Fold in sour cream; pour filling into crust. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4. 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 peel; top with fruit if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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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wingsnutoo User ID: 2053266 245984
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6007730 177826
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4540785 192437
Reviewed May. 2, 2011 Edited Jan. 19, 2015

"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!"

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