Sour Cream Lemon Pie {$100 Giveaway}


June is National Dairy Month, so in honor of all things dairy, I have partnered with the Arizona Milk Producers and 3 other great Arizona Bloggers to invite you to join our Recipe Contest/Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card! 

June is National Dairy Month!

Simply link up your dairy recipe* to the widget below, leave a comment** letting me know you did, and you’re entered to win!

There will be two randomly picked winners:

  • One National winner will receive a $100 gift card!
  • One Arizona winner will receive a $100 gift card + a Local Dairy Prize Pack!!


Since it’s National Dairy Month we want to see some creativity with dairy, so it MUST include TWO types of dairy!

  • Milk, Cheese OR Yogurt
  • Heavy Cream, Sour Cream OR Cottage Cheese

Contest runs from June 1st – June 30th. You may submit a previous post as long as it meets the two dairy requirements. Open to all US residents. All recipes submitted will also be featured(with attribution) on the AZ Milk Producers website. :) Limit of 3 recipes per person please.

**Arizona contestants must let me know they are AZ residents in their comment when submitting their recipes.


Need some help thinking up a tasty dairy recipe?

How about this Sour Cream Lemon Pie?

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

It's the perfect summer pie; and it includes bone healthy Milk and nutrient-rich Sour Cream!

My friend called me up last week and pleaded with me to make some sort of citrus pie on my blog. She was craving a taste of summer, and that craving hit me too. She requested a Lemon Meringue Pie, but I had recently tried a Sour Cream Lemon Pie from the bakery section at the local grocery store and it was so good.

So good in fact that I had to re-create it and share it with you.

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

It was actually really easy to make. The hard part was waiting for it to chill completely in the fridge.

I used a pre-made  frozen pie crust to cut down on my prep time. My husband casually asked me, "Shouldn't you be making your own pie crust?" To which I calmly and sweetly(?) responded, "I'm not Martha Stewart, lay off me."

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

I do have a homemade butter pie crust recipe, but seriously folks, don't feel bad if you take little shortcuts like a pre-made crust. And if you get grief from anyone about it, say "No pie for you." (in the most "Soup Nazi" way you know how)

They will shut right up, because this pie is out of this world delicious!  It's sweet, tangy, and just the right amount of lemony-sour. It's dreamy with some whipped cream on top. Again, don't feel bad for using the canned whipped cream. No shame. We are only human, and we do have lives outside of the I right?!?

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

If you've never had a Sour Cream Lemon Pie before, it's texture is similar to a Key Lime Pie. Sort of a pudding/custard base.

A little bit of summer in every bite.

recipe slightly adapted from: Taste of Home

Sour Cream Lemon Pie
  • Frozen single-crust pie shell (9 inches)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 2 Lemons, juice of (approximately ½ cup) + lemon peel (1 tbsp); divided
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 5 tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Line the pie crust 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, set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan whisk together the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add the milk and lemon juice, still whisking until smooth. Turn the heat on to medium-high and continue to cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce the heat to low; continue to stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  4. Remove a ¼ cup of the hot mixture and place in a small bowl with the lightly beaten eggs. Whisk together, then pour the egg mixture back into the pot. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon peel and butter.
  5. Let cool (without stirring) on counter top for about 45 minutes. Stir in the sour cream, and pour into the pre made pie crust.
  6. Chill completely in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Top with whip cream and enjoy!

disclaimer: I am proud to be a paid ambassador for the Arizona Milk Producers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. That pie is perfection. I super heart lemon!

  2. This looks fantastic! I love lemon and its tart flavors! Beautiful pie! Nothing wrong with shortcuts! :-)

  3. This pie looks AMAZING!

  4. I linked up my Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream recipe!

  5. This pie looks fab!

  6. Shawn, this pie sounds fabulous and perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing!

  7. this sounds so summery!

  8. Heather says:

    This belongs on the dessert plate of every person in North America!

  9. I love my dairy, everyday. :) What a great way to celebrate National Dairy Month with this fun contest! I shared my Spinach-Brie and Prosciutto Tart recipe which includes milk and brie cheese. I can’t wait to try your sour cream lemon pie. I love that you describe the texture as pudding and custard like, my favorite kind of texture in dessert. Thank you so much for sharing.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  10. This is a fun contest, I love dairy! I linked up my spinach and cheese stuffed oat crepes and whole wheat chocolate banana bread. Thanks!

  11. I’m also sharing my Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream that uses milk and cream. :) Perfect for the National Dairy Month and strawberry season.

  12. Last but not least, I’m sharing my Marbled Japanese Cheesecake recipe that uses cream cheese and cream. It’s one of my family’s all time favorite cheesecake. :) Once again, thank you for hosting this fun contest. Have great weekend.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  13. I linked up my Chicken Enchiladas with a Cream of Jalapeño Sauce! What an exciting contest :) Your Sour Cream Lemon Pie looks delish, a perfect summer treat! Thanks a bunch ~Audra

  14. Prasert says:
  15. This is one of my favorite types of sauces.

  16. Hi!!! I made your lemon pie yesterday it was delicious te only thing is that i couldnt get the texture i wanted. What can i add in order to get a more clean slice?
    Flavor is amazing

  17. Hi! I made this recipe today and the flavor is amazing, but I too wish that the texture was creamy like the picture looks. What can I do to make it creamier?

  18. I made the Sour Cream lemon pie for Thanksgiving but the filling never firmed up. Can you suggest what I may have done wrong?

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