Sour Cream Lemon Pie

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This light, fresh, and creamy Sour Cream Lemon Pie recipe is the perfect sweet treat for Easter or any spring day!

Lemon Sour Cream Tarts

I just watched this video 17 times. My kids are getting so big and it’s killing me!! They’re still cute people, just larger in stature. Tomorrow, the three of us are flying to Canada to visit my parents and I’m thinking I don’t even need to bring my stroller because of how much Blake loves to walk run and how big he is getting.

We’re not to the point where he needs a leash yet, but this trip could prove otherwise….especially while trying to get through customs…lol! I’m kind of excited but kind of dreading the traveling portion of this trip.

Speaking of airplanes and flying, we have a 6 hour flight, a 2 hour layover and then a 1 1/2 hour flight to get through. It takes a long time to get to the East Coast!!

I’m concerned on a number of levels.

I definitely have plenty of snacks and plenty of toys and activities, but is it enough to keep him entertained for SIX hours in a tiny little space?

I don’t know.

He also is used to falling asleep in his own bed by himself for nap time and bed time, but he’s going to somehow have to have a nap in my arms {which he most likely won’t do}.

Small spaces, hot planes, cranky children, hungry everybody…someone somewhere is dying to switch places with me. I just know it.

Hopefully our seat mates will like children.

Knock on wood, people!

Have you flown extensively with the littles? What are good, simple, fun activities we can play on an airplane? What are some good toddler apps for kids? What snacks or tricks can you give me? What drugs can you prescribe me? …Cause I need all the help I can get.

(just kidding about the drugs mom!!)


I posted these tarts on Instagram the other day, and you all went a little crazy. So I bumped up the date to share these babies.

Talk about Spring in dessert form!!

These are the most perfect sweet treats, especially for Easter. Light, fresh, tart but sweet, creamy, cold and delicious tarts. Or mini pies. It’s all basically the same to me, ya’lls.

Lemon Sour Cream Tarts

This recipe is actually quite simple, but you just have a lot of little steps. The dough making and rolling is probably going to be your hardest part of the whole recipe. I use different pie dough recipes, depending on the ingredients I have on hand. For this recipe, I had some left over pie crust in my freezer from this recipe which worked great.

Lemon Sour Cream Tarts

The filling is almost like you’re making a puddingy-custard. Whisk your ingredients together, bring to a boil to thicken, temper the egg yolks back in, stir in zest and sour cream and pour into your baked shells.

Lemon Sour Cream Tarts

Once the filling is chilled can you top with cream and more zest if desired and enjoy!

Lemon Sour Cream Tarts

Not only do these taste phenomenal, but they look stunning too! Mini everything is the way to go. Especially lemon pies. Or tarts. Or pies.

…Or tarts.

Anyways, have a wonderful day! If you need me, I’ll be 32,000 feet in the air.

Two lemon tarts on a white plate, perfect for lemon lovers.
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4.50 from 2 votes

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

This light, fresh, and creamy Sour Cream Lemon Pie recipe is the perfect sweet treat for Easter or any spring day!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 9 inch pie crust
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • lemon zest for garnish


  • Divide pie dough into quarters. Roll each quarter of dough separately into a circle and place into mini tarts pans {Mine were 4 inches x 3/4 inch}.
  • Blind bake according to package directions. Remove from oven and wait to cool to room temp.
  • Place sugar and cornstarch into a small stock pot and whisk.
  • Stir in milk and lemon juice and place over medium high heat. Bring to boil to thicken then reduce heat to low.
  • Temper egg yolks with thickened filling and then pour the entire mixture back into the pot.
  • Let mixture bubble over medium heat for another 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon zest and then finally sour cream.
  • Divide between the baked shells evenly and smooth the tops.
  • Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.


Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1513IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sour Cream Lemon Pie
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  1. Sarah Hughes

    I’m looking back to all your recipes and so many caught my eye but these look extra amazing!! Lemon pie is my favorite but I can never find one that will be creamy enough. This looks like it’ll fit the bill. Can’t wait to make it and try it! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes!

  2. Marilyn

    I too am gluten free. I use my regular pie crust recipe but substitute all purpose gluten flour for the regular flour. Cornstarch is gluten free and everything in the filling is okay for us gluten allergy tart/pie lovers. I’m making these for Easter.

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  4. Angela

    I’ve been making this sour lemon pie for many years now. It is my sisters favorite thing in the world! I’d never thought to make it into tarts, a much smarter idea, thanks!

  5. Pamela

    Ooh I would love to make these for my sister but she has to have gluten-free. Since there is no flous, if I make sure the cornstarch is gluten-free would the entire recipe be also?

  6. Roberta Collins

    Don’t forget to let the kids have some chewing gum on the plane to help their ears pop. You might want to chew some too, it really helps!

  7. Bekah

    Have you gotten new toys from the dollar store yet? It’s my favorite kid flying trick. Try to get to the dollar store by yourself and grab a few toys each and hide them. Pull them out one at a time during the flight as needed. And run around and get out that energy as much as possible during layovers and/or in the terminal! Good luck!! You can do it!

  8. Debbi

    I loved the video! It was my first time seeing it, what fun. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your family, I enjoy each and every post and one of these days I will even try one of your recipes! 🙂 Have fun in Canada, happy travels!

  9. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    I love lemon.
    These are so cute. Almost too cute to eat …..for a nano second and then I would devour them.

    Wow, good luck with that long travel day. I hope you are staying for a month because I wouldn’t want to do that again after a week.

    Books on tape? Netflix?

  10. PMD

    Definitely download a bunch of tv shows or a movie to your iPad or iPhone. Also, stickers r a good activity because they can’t roll off the tray table. Or those magnetic scenes that you can find at a Learning Express store. Bring a lot of hand sanitizer too! Good luck :-))