Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie

simply deLIZious baking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to [Amazon.com or .ca, .co.uk, etc.]

This ridiculously easy recipe combines apples, sour cream, sugar, your favorite fall spices and walnuts to make a delectable apple cream pie that’s topped with an irristible, crunchy, buttery cinnamon streusel topping.

Are you looking for an easy fall pie recipe that tastes like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen, but it really just took minutes?  Well I’ve got your back with this super simple apple sour cream and walnut pie.  This apple pie with sour cream and crunchy walnut topping is literally a culinary magic trick. Apple sour cream and walnut pie is effortless to make and will have guests oohing and aahing over it’s delicious fall flavor.

Apple Walnut Cream Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie With Walnut Topping

What caught my eye about this apple sour cream and walnut pie recipe was how incredibly easy the recipe looked to make.  However, the thought of adding sour cream to apples and baking this concoction in a pie shell had me saying yeeeeeeeeeee, maybe not.

But, as you can see, I decided to bake some new ground and give this sour cream apple walnut pie recipe a bake and I’m glad I did.  It definitely did not go baking my heart.  This apple sour cream and walnut pie absolutely blew my taste buds away.

Apple Walnut Sour Cream Pie

This pie is literally a sour cream apple pie with crunchy, buttery, walnut streusel topping.  The sour cream brings a delightful creamy texture to the pie and a yummy tangy flavor to the pie.  The sour cream, yummy warm fall spices and the apples make an absolutely delicious symphony of flavors.

The sour cream apple pie is then topped off with an irresistible crunchy, buttery, walnut streusel topping that will send you and your taste buds to dessert heaven.  This is absolutely the pinnacle of pie perfection.

Join simply deLIZious baking

Little Pie Company Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie

I found my recipe for apple sour cream pie in a church cook book.  However, as I began to Google “sour cream apple pie” Little Pie Company, a bakery in New York City, began to pop up.  It turns out that Little Pie Company is a no-frills bakery specializing in scratch-made pies in three sizes, plus cakes, cookies & muffins and it’s well known for its Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie.

This Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie Little Pie Company recipe has been voted the best apple pie in New York City.  It’s not your ordinary apple pie. Their Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie is made with Granny Smith apples, fresh sour cream and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel.  

The addition of sour cream to ordinary apple pie breaks all the apple pie rules, and that, plus the crazy delicious walnut streusel topping, has the citizens of New York City so psyched about this pie.

Unfortunately, for us bakers, this sour cream apple walnut pie recipe is a hush, hush secret at the Little Pie Company.  However, bakers and recipe developers have done their best to emulate it.  The recipe I’m giving here, from my church cookbook, is one of those recipes.  It might not be The Little Pie Company’s exact recipe, but I can assure you it is mouthwateringly delish.

If you’re ever in The Big Apple and want to experience the goodness of Little Pie Company, it’s located in the Theatre District, at 424 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036.  Little Pie Company has just that location.  You can also order from them at The Little Pie Company.

Apple Walnut Cream Pie

Tools Used In Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie

Ingredients In Sour Cream Apple And Walnut Pie

Sour Cream Apple And Walnut Pie

How To Make Apple Sour Cream Walnut Pie

  • Prepare your favorite unbaked 9 inch pie crust.  No shame in using a store bought crust.  I did.
  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Sift together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 3/4 cup sugar in a bowl.
  • Add 1 unbeaten egg, 1 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.  Beat to a smooth thin batter.
  • Blend in 2 cups diced apples.
  • Pour batter into pie crust.
  • Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
  • Then bake at 350F for 30 minutes
  • While pie is baking for 30 minutes prepare the crumble topping.
  • Mix 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter.  Do not over mix.  This is a crumble topping.
  • Add 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • Sprinkel crumble topping over the pie.
  • Brown for 10 minutes at 400F.  The filling should be settled and the pie should be golden brown.
  • Remove pie from oven
  • Let pie cool until almost room temperature before cutting.
Apple Sour Cream Pie With Walnut Streusel Toppine

Tips For The Best Apple Sour Cream And Walnut Pie

Try these tips to make the very best sour cream apple pie with walnuts.

  • The best apples to bake with are firm apples that hold their structure during baking and want get mushy.  Granny smith, jonagold, jonathan, gala, honeycrisp, and pink lady/cripps pink are all good apples for this apple cream pie recipe. You can stick with one type of apple or be a bold and edgy baker and combine types for a greater depth of flavor.
  • If possible choose fresh apples that are in season for this apple sour cream and walnut pie.  Fresh, ripe apples will have a strong apple aroma. Unripe apples will be overly hard and to green or yellow.
  • Cut all your apples into similar sized pieces.  The same sized pieces ensures they will bake evenly.  Nobody wants to bite into a big piece of apple that didn’t get cooked all the way.
  • After dicing your apples toss them with a little lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon juice helps keep the apples from browning while you work.
  • Serve this apple sour cream and walnut pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or drizzle with caramel sauce.
The Best Sour Cream Apple Pie With Walnut Topping Recipe

How To Store Apple Sour Cream Pie

This is an apple cream pie or custard pie that’s made with sour cream, so it does need to be stored in the fridge.  It can be left out for 2 to 3, maybe four hours, but this apple sour cream and walnut pie does need to be stored in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Apple Walnut Sour Cream Pie?

Yes, you can bake ahead and store this apple sour cream and walnut pie in the freezer until the big event or you can freeze your leftovers.  Like many baked treats, this apple sour cream pie with walnuts is better served up fresh, but apple sour cream and walnut pie is certainly still delish after its served some freezer time.

Sour Cream Apple Pie With Walnut Topping

Apple Walnut Sour Cream Pie That’s a Wrap

This is one of the best sour cream apple pies. I know The Little Pie Company’s Apple Sour Cream Walnut Pie might be the big apple when it comes to apple sour cream pies, but folks this apple sour cream walnut pie recipe is next in line. 

You will love how absolutely easy it is to put together, but most of all you will love the way the sour cream, apple and crunchy, sweet walnut topping come together for a scrumptious symphony of flavors.  This apple sour cream and walnut pie is an easy and delicious treat that will definitely become one of your fall favorites.

In case you have any queries regarding this apple sour cream and walnut pie recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

More Easy Apple Pie Recipes

Food Blogger Cookbook
Apple Sour Cream Pie With Walnut Streusel Toppine
Print Jump to Recipe Pin Recipe

Apple Sour Cream And Walnut Pie

Easy recipe that combines apples, sour cream, sugar, your favorite fall spices and walnuts to make a delectable apple cream pie that’s topped with an irresistible, crunchy, buttery cinnamon streusel topping.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie, apple sour cream pie, apple sour cream and walnut pie,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 392kcal
Cost $5

Ingredients

Ingredients For Apple Sour Cream Pie

  • 9 inch pie shell
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • Teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Unbeaten Egg Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream Room Temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Diced Apples

Ingredients In Walnut Topping

  • Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup Butter Room Temperature
  • ½ Cup Walnuts

Instructions

  • Prepare your favorite unbaked 9 inch pie crust.  No shame in using a store bought crust.  I did.
    9 inch pie shell
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
    2 Tablespoons Flour, ⅛ Teaspoon Salt, ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Add unbeaten egg, sour cream, vanilla and nutmeg.  Beat to a smooth thin batter.
    1 Unbeaten Egg, 1 Cup Sour Cream, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla, ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Blend in diced apples.
    2 Cups Diced Apples
  • Pour batter into pie crust.
  • Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
  • Then bake at 350F for 30 minutes
  • While pie is baking for 30 minutes prepare the crumble topping.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter.  Do not over mix.  This is a crumble topping.
    ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar, ⅓ Cup Flour, 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, ¼ Cup Butter
  • Add Walnuts
    ½ Cup Walnuts
  • Sprinkel crumble topping over the pie.
  • Brown for 10 minutes at 400F.  The filling should be settled and the pie should be golden brown.
  • Remove pie from oven
  • Let pie cool until almost room temperature before cutting.

Notes

  • The best apples to bake with are firm apples that hold their structure during baking and want get mushy.  Granny smith, jonagold, jonathan, gala, honeycrisp, and pink lady/cripps pink are all good apples for this apple cream pie recipe. You can stick with one type of apple or be a bold and edgy baker and combine types for a greater depth of flavor.
  • If possible choose fresh apples that are in season for this apple sour cream and walnut pie.  Fresh, ripe apples will have a strong apple aroma. Unripe apples will be overly hard and to green or yellow.
  • Cut all your apples into similar sized pieces.  The same sized pieces ensures they will bake evenly.  Nobody wants to bite into a big piece of apple that didn’t get cooked all the way.
  • After dicing your apples toss them with a little lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon juice helps keep the apples from browning while you work.
  • Serve this apple sour cream and walnut pie with a scoope of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or drizzle with caramel sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 392kcal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.