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Summer Strawberry Sour Cream Pie

discovered on Willow Bird Baking
Summer Strawberry Sour Cream Pie, or: I’m Sick of the Record-Breaking Snow and Want to Get Away Pie
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8


Pie Crust (you can also use a prepared pie crust, if you prefer)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink or fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup 4 Tablespoons cold bacon fat
  • 1/2 cup cold 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
  • 3-4 Tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 large cage-free egg + 1 teaspoon whole milk for egg wash


  • 1 quart 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla sugar reserving 1 Tablespoon for the crust
  • Dash Himalayan pink or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream


Pie Crust

  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the pie crust.
  • Cut in the cold bacon fat and butter with a pastry blender.
  • Stir in water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the dough just barely comes together. Dump onto the counter and form a large disc.
  • Wrap in plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is chilling, preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the filling.


  • Wash strawberries, then hull and chop in half.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Stir in the sour cream.
  • Once thoroughly combined, stir in the strawberries.
  • Lightly flour your work surface and pie dough, then roll it out until it’s roughly 2 inches larger than your pie dish.
  • Fold in half gently, then half again, and transfer to your pie plate, unfolding gently to cover the surface.
  • Crimp the edges and trim the excess dough.
  • Spread the filling into the crust, but don’t pack it down–there should be some space in the filling.
  • Mix together the egg and milk for the eggwash and paint it on the exposed edges of the pie crust with a pastry brush.
  • Sprinkle the reserved 1 Tbsp sugar on the filling and pop it in the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then drop the temperature down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Broil for 2-3 more minutes to get a browned top, then remove from the oven to cool completely before serving.