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spiced apple sour cream pie unbaked with lattice top
4.88 from 8 votes

Spiced Sour Cream Apple Pie

Spiced apple sour cream pie is a creamy version of a traditional apple pie. Laced with traditional spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and a bit a cardamom.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 309 kcal


  • 6 - 7 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or use 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • enough pie dough for 3 single crust pies 
  • 1 beaten egg 
  • heavy cream or milk
  • sanding sugar optional


  1. Begin with rolling out enough pie for two pies.  Create and cut shapes and strips for the top of the pie.  Place on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Roll out pie dough for a single crust pie and line a 10 1/2 inch pie dish. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add sour cream, egg, sugars, flour, salt and spices.  Mix well then fold in apples.  Set aside.
  4.  Pour apple filling into pie dish.  Make and create decorative top or just roll out a single crust for top of pie.  Use beaten egg as a "glue" to adhere strips and cut outs by brushing the backs of the cut out before placing on the pie. 
  5. Place decorated pie in the freezer for 20-30 minutes while heating oven to 350F degrees.
  6. Brush the top of the decorated pie with heavy cream or milk.  Sprinkle with sugar if desired. 
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes.  If the top crust begins to brown too much, cover with a piece of foil.

Recipe Notes

  • Streusel topping or a plain rolled pie crust may be used in place of intricate lattice topping.
  • Use tart apples that hold their shape while baking 
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Sour Cream Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 58.7g20%
Fiber 4.8g19%
Sugar 45.4g50%
Protein 2.8g6%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.