Sour cream isn't just for savory dishes.

F&W Editors
April 26, 2016

Sour cream is an incredibly versatile ingredient; it's delicious in everything from luscious whipped sweet potatoes to creamy salad dressing—and of course it's a nacho necessity. But sour cream is also great in desserts. Here, seven recipes to prove it.

1. Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake

This moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

2. Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake

Cheesecake cooked in a slow cooker has an unbelievably silky texture because the machine steams the cake as it bakes.

3. Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

© Cedric Angeles

These fantastic breakfast muffins are studded with pecans.

4. Riesling-Poached Peaches with Tarragon and Salted Sour Cream

© Con Poulos

This five-ingredient dessert is an elegant way to serve peaches.

5. Blueberry Mousse

© Eva Kolenko

Sour cream gives this airy mousse a wonderful tanginess.

6. Sour Cream Peach Pie

Star chef Andrew Zimmern's delicious old-fashioned pie only has a bottom crust, so it's simple and quick to make.

7. Triple-Layer Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

© Nicole Franzen

This gorgeous cake has three layers of moist, tender chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and silky chocolate ganache.