1.19.2012

Lemon Sour Cream Pie - Improv Cooking Challenge

Oh I am posting a lot of food this week aren't I? Is anyone opposed to that? Why am I doing this because I want to feed your souls ladies and then make you wish you were my next door neighbor because I would invite you over all the time to help me eat the goodies that I bake!
Today is another Improve Cooking Challenge and the two required ingredients were lemon and sour cream. I love citrusy desserts, lemon meringue pie, key lime pie so I wanted to take this opportunity to expand my pie repertoire. Today's recipe, lemon sour cream pie!

 Improv Challenge

For this recipe you need a single pie crust and you know that I don't go out and unroll a pie crust from a box. I am showing you how to make a pie crust, really, it is easy! 
First gather together your ingredients (this recipe makes just one crust, double it if you need two crusts):
1 cup flour, a pinch of salt, 6 tablespoons of shortening, 8 teaspoons of ice cold water. 
To get your water really cold, I just a few ice cubes in the water and just it sit before I add in the water. Ice cold water is key to making a good pie crust, it binds all the ingredients together better. 
In a bowl, add the flour and the salt. 
Then add in the shortening and mix the ingredients together until it is the consistency of lumps of wet sand. 
Then add in your water and mix the ingredients just come together. 
On a floured surface gently knead the pie dough a few times. Then roll out the crust, be sure the surface is floured so the dough doesn't stick!

This is how I transfer the dough to the pie plate. I roll up the dough around the rolling pin and then roll it back out over the pie plate.

Before you put in the filling you gotta bake the crust, because the filling you will cook on the stove top, it won't go into the oven. Set the oven to 450 degrees and line the crust with a foil and bake for 8 minutes. Remove the foil then bake for another 5-7 minutes. Pull the crust out from the oven and let it cool. 
Gather together your filling ingredients.
You need 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons and 1 1/2 teaspoon corn starch, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel, 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten, 1/4 cup butter cut into cubes, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup heaving whipping cream.
In a stove-top pot, pour in the sugar and the corn starch and stir. 
Add in the milk and lemon juice and lemon peel. 

Finally add in the lightly beaten eggs.
Stir all the ingredients together and cook on the stove until the filling has thickened. 
Then add in the cubed butter. 

 Remove the pot from the stove and let it cool to room temperature.
Once the filing has cooled, add in the 1 cup of sour cream and incorporate completely.



Pour the filling mixture into the cooked pie crust and then top with whipped cream. 

Whip up your whipped cream and then top the lemon filling.
then slice, eat and enjoy!
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41 comments:

Jamie Leigh said...

That looks delicious! You make baking look so easy :)

Elle said...

Thanks for sharing! It's interesting to see how people make their crust. I have a different recipe for pie crust that's been passed down :)

Mal said...

I love lemony desserts too! This looks so yummy

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Michelle P said...

I love all of the recipes that you post!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

This looks sooo yummy!!

MMH said...

MMMMMMMM this looks just great! I love a detailed "how to". Thanks a bunch! -Melissa

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

Oh man, that looks really good! Props for making your own pie crust!

I am about to Pin this recipe!

Faith said...

i am so impressed! i want some pie now.

Amy G. said...

This looks so tasty! Pie crust really isn't that hard to make. I'm definitely going to be making a pie as soon as I hit the grocery store!

Mandee said...

this looks so delicious! I love your idea of rolling the pie crust on the rolling pin. I usually fold it in half and then half again in order to pick it up and then unfold it, but the rolling pin would work even better! I'm going to try it!

sherri lynn said...

This looks SO good! I love how fresh citrusy desserts taste! And sour cream with the lemon sounds like a perfect match!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Hello fellow Improver! This looks wonderful. Come on over and visit. We made a terrific soup for the challenge.

amy b.s. said...

this looks amazing. you'll get no complaints from me about posting a lot of food!

The Three Little Piglets said...

Oh my goodness1 I could eat that filling straight from the bowl with a spoon!

Alexa said...

Oh goodness. I love lemon. This looks so refreshing Meg!

Laura said...

Yum! My mama makes one very similar, it's so delish! Sour cream makes everything so good!! Pancake mix, sugar cookie dough, cake, etc. Yum, thanks!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

So delicious looking! The filling looks incredible, and I love the homemade crust! Stopping by from the Improv Challenge!

Ruthie Hart said...

my husband would love this! I would probably use a premade pie crust though...you are so domestic!! Oh and PS I just got a new boss at work who lives in Santa Monica named Steve Henning...any relation?!

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! This sounds like a fabulous springtime dessert. Filing this away!!

Breanna said...

That looks so so good! Thanks for sharing :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This looks delicious! I think I need to come to California to have a slice!

Krysta said...

Yum, yum, yum! I love lemon. This looks delicious!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

Oh yes yes yes yes. :) Looks scrumdiddle-y-umptious! That's a to make for sure!!

marie said...

Mouth-watering. I love pie so much, it is always my first choice when it comes to dessert. Cake never stands a chance.

Erin said...

look at you! :) you are such the baker....this looks amazing!! i love lemon!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Ill come over for a slice :)

And per your last post, I made some amazing soft pretzels following this recipe: http://simplyirresistibleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/homemade-soft-pretzels.html#comments

they were all kinds of amazing!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

This inspires me to go out there and cook/bake more!!! Looks delicious!!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Mmm, this looks delicious! Key lime and lemon are a couple of my favorite pies. I'm impressed you made the crust too, I'm lazy when I make pies and use the pre-made crusts. Someday I'll make one completely from scratch!

The Presutti's said...

This looks super yummy :) I must try this soon :) Also, I always make my own crust too. I have never and will never buy store bought :)

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

If it is anything like your lemon meringue pie, SIGN me up! :-)

wallopingteaspoon said...

Mmmmm...tangy! Looks delish!

ping said...

Ah, I really wish I could come over and the goodies that you bake. This looks wonderful!

Lisa~~ said...

Delicious...especially as I made almost the exact same recipe ;-)

beti said...

mmmmm it simply sounds delicious!!

Lay said...

This looks delish!!

REBrown said...

This looks delicious!

Kara said...

You are totally allowed to keep posting about food. We don't mind!

Kerri said...

yuuummmmmmm!! love!

Kristen said...

Lemon pie is right up there with apple and pumpkin as far as my favorites go. Your pie looks downright delectable.

Hearty Appletite said...

Hello from the ICC! That's almost the crust recipe I use, too. Great dessert, and great step-by-step pix!

Janna Renee said...

That sounds AMAZING! I've been on a citrus kick lately!