I don’t know about you, but when fall arrives I’m ready to bake a pie. Especially this sour cream apple pie.

Yep, you read that right. SOUR CREAM APPLE PIE! In other words, your tastebuds are going to be so happy! And just wait until we get to the streusel topping.

There are so many reasons why I love this apple pie recipe. It starts with the delicately spiced, creamy filling.

It ends with the buttery, crunchy crown of streusel topping.

I think you’ll be surprised at how easy this apple pie recipe is to make. I make it even easier by using a frozen pie crust. It’s one less thing you have to make, which means you’re that much closer to enjoying this delicious streusel topped apple pie!

A is for Apple Recipes!

If you’ve made it to the orchard or have a lot of apples on hand, I’ve been featuring a lot of apple recipes lately. Here are a few more to inspire you!

Apple brownies are one of my most popular recipes. One bite and you’ll see why!

And who can resist the taste of cream cheese frosting when it is smeared nice and thick on top of a delicious apple cake? Not me!

There are so many ways to use apples this time of year. I hope my recipes inspire you to try something new for your family and friends to enjoy.

Are you ready to learn more about my apple sour cream pie? Ready, set, bake!

Apple Pie Slice
Yield: 8 servings

Sour Cream Apple Streusel Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

There are so many ways to use apples this time of year. I hope my recipes inspire you to try something new for your family and friends to enjoy. Are you ready to learn more about my apple sour cream pie? Ready, set, bake!


For Streusel

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 oz. cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For Filling

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 & 1/2 cup peeled Granny Smith apples (about 5 apples), thinly sliced
  • 1 frozen deep dish pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Make streusel topping first. Combine sugars, flour, and cinnamon, then cut in the cold butter until crumbly. Add walnuts, if using. Keep in refrigerator until it’s time to top the pie.
  3. For the pie filling, mix together the sugar, flour and eggs until incorporated. Whisk in the sour cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, lemon rind, nutmeg, and salt. Gently fold in the apples until apples are covered in custard. Put apple mixture into pie shell.
  4. Bake pie on bottom rack of oven for about 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, and distribute streusel evenly over the top of the pie.
  6. Return to the oven and bake about 30 minutes more, until topping is crisp and browned and pie filling seems set. Let cool completely before serving.

I really prefer to eat this apple pie chilled. I like puddings and custards cool too, so maybe that’s why I think this pie tastes best that way. After cooling completely out of the oven, let the pie spend a little time in the refrigerator. You know, just chilling.

Pie Baking Essentials

If you do like to bake pies (or know someone who does) I found some really cute pie plates you might want to check out too. Just click on the blue highlighted description if you want more information.

Mud Pie™ Gather Pie Plate Set

I love everything about this happiness is homemade pie plate. The artwork is darling and the sentiment it spot on! It even comes with the pie server! Bonus!

Home Essentials and Beyond Pumpkin Embossed Grateful Pie Plate

I thought this “give thanks” dish was a really cute pie plate to take you through to Thanksgiving. And if you’re looking for a way to say thank you, bake up a pie and let the receiver keep the pie plate. What a nice hostess gift or a special piece for that baker in the family.

Le Creuset Stoneware Pie Dish

Remember personal pan pizzas? Well, why not a personal pan PIE? This 5 inch pie plate by Le Creuset bakes up the perfect pie (or quiche) for 2. Its signature flame orange color is ideal for fall!

Fall Baking Season Is Here!

I’m always updating my list of baking essentials, so be sure to check it out before your fall baking goes into overdrive!

I love sharing great recipes and finds with all of you and I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the sour cream apple pie. I hope it becomes a family favorite!

From my fall kitchen to yours,


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