When I came across a hundred-year-old recipe for Sour Cream Pie with Dates, I decided to give it a try. This rich, custard-style pie has lots of embedded date pieces; and is a unique combination of old-fashioned goodness, and a sophisticated blend of sweet and sour.
Here is the original recipe:
And, here is the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Sour Cream Pie with Dates
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dates, chopped
8-inch (small) double-crust pie shell
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put sour cream, sugar, egg, flour, and salt in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Stir in dates. Place in pastry-lined pie pan. Cover with top crust. Seal and crimp. Cut slits in top crust (or poke top crust several times with a fork). If desired, brush with a small amount of milk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in oven for 10 minutes; then reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is browned and filling has set.
23 thoughts on “Sour Cream Pie with Dates”
I love sour cream-raisin pie, but never had thought about using dates. It seems like it would be very good, especially since I adore dates.
If you like sour cream – raisin pies, I think that you’d like this recipe.
This definitely looks interesting and worth a try. Thanks!
It’s a little different from most pies, but still tasty in its own way. The pie is very rich, and a small piece makes a nice dessert.
Oh my mouth is watering,maybe drooling is a better word.. wish I had some dates right now….
I’d stocked up on dried fruits, including dates, a few weeks ago, so this was a perfect recipoe for me. 🙂
If only a gal could buy flour! This does look lovely.xxx
There are flour shortages around here, too – though all-purpose flour is generally available. (Bread flour is another story.)
Sounds and looks delicious. Should I ever be able to get hold of these ingredients again [insert eye roll] I’m going to try this one. Thanks.
I’m often surprised by how hard it is to find some ingredients these days.
That looks delish. I love brushing the crust with a milk or egg wash and finishing with sugar. Such a yummy looking dessert.
I always brush the crust with milk and finish with sugar. It makes the pie look so much nicer.
Looks and sounds yummy! 🙂
It’s a lovely pie.
This looks delicious! I like the idea of trying it with raisins too, or even cranberries. Yum.
This pie would be very nice with raisins or cranberries.
Looks great, Sheryl. I have sour cream. And I have dates. Thank you!
I think that you’d like it.
Sounds delicious! And unimaginable!
Just yesterday I stood starring at a container of dates in the produce department. And I realized that dates every day numerous dates fall from date palm trees, and only our little birds have an attraction to them.