The Shady Porch: Lemony Sour Cream Pie

8.09.2011

Lemony Sour Cream Pie

According to HGTV, "chrome yellow" is a hot color now. It's basically school bus yellow (probably because it's back-to-school time again). Did you know eye shadow is now available in chrome yellow? Ewww! Anyway, I digress.
My interest was in another shade of yellow - lemon. This lemon pie isn't as visually vivid as chrome yellow, but it is an awesome lemon pie! Most recipes highlight the sour cream, but I think the lemon deserves first billing, so welcome to Lemony Sour Cream Pie.

This pie is creamy and has a subtle lemon flavor that is a pleasant change from the strong tartness of many lemon pies and bars. It's a simple recipe with rich delights. I am sure this will be a winner whenever and where ever you serve it!
Lemony Sour Cream Pie #lemon dessert recipe
Lemony Sour Cream Pie


Lemony Sour Cream Pie


Lemony Sour Cream Pie lemon dessert recipe
Adding stiff egg whites and lemon zest to cooked filling
Ingredients:
1 baked 9 inch pie crust
1 cup Splenda Blend (or sugar)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 t.  lemon zest

Directions: Separate eggs. Set yolks aside for later; beat whites to stiff peak stage and set aside as well. Combine flour and sugar in saucepan and gradually add milk, stirring as you pour to prevent lumps. Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly until thickened. Return to a boil, cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

Lightly beat egg yolks. Add about 1 cup of the flour-sugar mixture to the egg yolks; mix well. Gradually add the egg yolk blend to the flour-sugar mixture; return to boil and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring regularly.

Remove from heat and add butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Next, fold in sour cream. Finally, fold in beaten egg whites. 

Pour into pie shell and cool. Top with favorite whipped topping, if desired.

This is the second delicious lemon recipe we have enjoyed this summer. The Lemon Bundt Cake  and Lemon Creme Bars, are other yummy treats for all lemon lovers.

adapted from Allrecipes.com.

D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.