This is a delicious recipe combining apples, sour cream, sugar and a few others--to make a scrumptious dessert. I highly recommend that you use a high quality sour cream-it really does make the difference.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - (9 inch) pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Press the pie crust into and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and salt. Mix in the sour cream, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add apples, and stir to coat. Scrape the mixture into the pie shell.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 30 minutes more.

  • While the pie is baking, prepare the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  • After the 30 minute bake time has passed, cover the top of the pie with the crumb topping, and continue to bake for 15 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and apples are tender. Allow the pie to cool, then refrigerate until chilled before serving.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 48.1g 16% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 51.2mg 17% DV; sodium 218.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
I entered this pie into a pie contest, never having made it before. I won First Prize over 30 other pies! A shock, because there were many pies that were more beautiful and elaborate, but the judges raved about the flavor and the texture of the surprise sour cream filling. This is why I LOVE Allrecipe reviews! I can never lose when I look for the highly rated recipes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2009
DON'T EAT THIS WARM!! Who doesn't love warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream? Well...this isn't the pie for that. It is ONLY good chilled and the next day. However it is something different than the traditional apple pie. I liked it ok but I think I will keep trying different recipes.:) Read More
(10)
367 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 281
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
I entered this pie into a pie contest, never having made it before. I won First Prize over 30 other pies! A shock, because there were many pies that were more beautiful and elaborate, but the judges raved about the flavor and the texture of the surprise sour cream filling. This is why I LOVE Allrecipe reviews! I can never lose when I look for the highly rated recipes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
I made this pie for the second time yesterday. It was a hit last night for dessert and even better chilled this am at the church pot luck lunch. Both times I've made it I wanted two pies (the pillsbury pre-packaged crusts at our grocery store come in packs of 2) This first time I made one deep dish (in a nice ceramic pie plate) and another in a regular tin pie plate. Doubling the recipe gave barely enough filling. Yesterday I used a triple recipe and 2 nice ceramic dishes. I tripled the filling and the topping ingredients. This resulted in 2 nice deep dish pies. I did cook the pies a little longer just adding a couple of minutes to each step to be sure the deeper pies were thoroughly cooked. I found the recipe easy and the end result simply perfect. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
This was a yummy pie! While making it I realized the container I had in the fridge was plain yogurt, not sour cream! I used the yogurt, and the pie still turned out delicious! I ended up baking it at least an extra half hour after the topping was on- because I was unsure about the yogurt, and the top wasn't browning. It didn't brown, just got crunchy, and the pie turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
This is such a great pie recipe. My only problem is that it disappears before I get to eat my share! A couple of calories and fat can be trimmed with reduced fat sour cream. Like many others, I reduced the sugar to one half cup, and added a sprinkle of nutmeg to the topping. Total baking time of one hour is needed....just follow the directions and add keep it in the oven for the extra time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2003
This was very good. A bit sweet for us so I'll just reduce the sugar next time. Also I baked it much longer (almost 45 minutes) to get the apples really tender. I don't like them at all firm. A great change from regular apple pie -- definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2003
This is good stuff! One of the easiest recipe I ever made... But I think have to increase the flour to maybe 3/4 cup for it to resemble fine crumbs. Otherwise it is great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Nice recipe but to sweet for my taste. The crumb topping would be nice with some added nuts. I made extra to fill a deep dish. Very rich pie. Sweezing the cumbs tight together and then breaking them up over the apples helps to have a nice chunky appearance of the crumb topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
This pie was absolutely wonderful! My whole family loved it. I love the combination of apples sour cream and the topping. The recipe was very clear and easy to follow. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
Everyone really loved this dessert but I doubled the topping. Finally getting around to reviewing after all this time! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2009
DON'T EAT THIS WARM!! Who doesn't love warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream? Well...this isn't the pie for that. It is ONLY good chilled and the next day. However it is something different than the traditional apple pie. I liked it ok but I think I will keep trying different recipes.:) Read More
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