Learn how to make this delicious crunchy apple pie with creamy tender juicy filling. This simple, care-free pasty recipe will instantly become your family’s favorite. There are no multi-step instructions, hours of waiting, and insane cooking skills used.

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Sour cream, cinnamon, and apples make a perfect trio that complements each other’s taste to perfection. Moreover, you will have a well-browned bottom with a flavorful apple filling. The filling of this pie is one of my favorites cause it has both sour notes and a creamy texture. We will achieve this by covering tart apple slices with sweet cream based on sour cream.

P.S. I do not really know why the recipe is called Tsvetayeva Apple Pie. It has something to do with the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva (her work is considered to be among the greatest in Russian literature). It is considered that it was her favorite pie to bake but there are literal proves that she could not cook.

Apple Pie Recipe with Sour Cream

When I say that the recipe is easy to follow, I really mean it. You only need to combine the ingredients that I give you in the list. Make sure to use strictly the stated amount of products in the recipe. If you have no weights to measure them, just follow the links where I explain how you can measure dry ingredients using measuring cups and spoons.

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Ingredients for Apple Pie Filling:

Apple Pie Ingredients

Apple Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 150 g butter, unsalted;
  • 100 g sour cream;
  • 250 g all-purpose flour;
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder;
  • A pinch of salt.

How to make apple pie with sour cream at home:

  • Melt butter using a water bath or a microwave. Let the butter cool down before using it further in the recipe.

Melt butter

  • Whisk sour cream together with butter until combined.

Add sour cream

  • Mix flour with baking soda and salt. Add the mixture in bunches to the bowl and start kneading the dough.

Add flour

  • As a result, you should get malleable but not sticky dough. Cover it in plastic wrap and leave it for 30 minutes in the fridge. It will make it firmer to form a shape that we will make.

Leave dough in the fridge

  • Let’s make the filling. Start with whisking one egg in a separate bowl.

Whisk an egg

  • In another bowl, combine sour cream right from the fridge with sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix.

Combine sour cream with sugar and ground cinnamon

  • Add egg to the mix and two tablespoons of all-purpose flour.

Add a whisked egg and flour

  • Make sure that the mixture will be smooth. A handheld mixer will be just perfect to get rid of all the lumps.

Combine until smooth

  • Take the dough out of the fridge and form the pie’s crust. Do not forget to form not only the bottom but the sides, too. I had a baking tray 22-24 cm in diameter.

Form the crust of the pie

  • Peel apples, get rid of the core with seeds. Cut apples into thin slices (2-3 mm width). Place apple slices in a circle like in the picture.

Fil the inside with potato slices

  • Pour the filling mixture inside the crust over the apple slices.

Pour the sour cream mixture

  • Spread the filling evenly, help yourself with a spatula or a spoon.

Even out the surface

  • Preheat oven at 350ºF/180°C.
  • Bake apple pie for 50 minutes or until fully cooked through. The stated time is given as a reference because all the ovens are different with different settings. I would highly recommend you start checking the pie in the oven from the 45th minute.

Bake for 50 minutes

  • Take the apple sour cream pie carefully out of the oven. Let it cool down before removing the baking form. Sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top and cut into slices before serving. Enjoy your treat!

Enjoy!

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Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe - Tsvetaeva Apple Pie

Learn how to make this delicious crunchy apple pie with creamy tender juicy filling.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: apple sour cream pie, pie with sour cream filling, Russian apple pie, sour cream apple pie
Servings: 8 portions
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g sour cream
  • 220 g sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 5 apples (tart with a bit of sweetness)
  • 150 g butter, unsalted
  • 100 g sour cream
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Melt butter using a water bath or a microwave. Let the butter cool down before using it further in the recipe.
  • Whisk sour cream together with butter until combined.
  • Mix flour with baking soda and salt. Add the mixture in bunches to the bowl and start kneading the dough.
  • As a result, you should get malleable but not sticky dough. Cover it in plastic wrap and leave it for 30 minutes in the fridge. It will make it firmer to form a shape that we will make.
  • Let’s make the filling. Start with whisking one egg in a separate bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine sour cream right from the fridge with sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix.
  • Add egg to the mix and two tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  • Make sure that the mixture will be smooth. A handheld mixer will be just perfect to get rid of all the lumps.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and form the pie's crust. Do not forget to form not only the bottom but the sides, too. I had a baking tray 22-24 cm in diameter.
  • Peel apples, get rid of the core with seeds. Cut apples into thin slices (2-3 mm width). Place apple slices in a circle like in the picture.
  • Pour the filling mixture inside the crust over the apple slices.
  • Spread the filling evenly, help yourself with a spatula or a spoon.
  • Preheat oven at 350ºF/180°C.
  • Bake apple pie for 50 minutes or until fully cooked through. The stated time is given as a reference because all the ovens are different with different settings. I would highly recommend you start checking the pie in the oven from the 45th minute.
  • Take the apple sour cream pie carefully out of the oven. Let it cool down before removing the baking form. Sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top and cut into slices before serving. Enjoy your treat!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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