Monday, September 04, 2006

Plum Pie

This is my favorite kind of pie. A little on the tart side and oh so flavorful!

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Plum Pie

½ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups sliced plums (approximately 20 plums)
1 Tblsp lemon juice
2 Tblsp butter or margarine
Pastry for a 9 inch, 2 crust pie

Prepare pastry and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together sugar, flour and cinnamon and mix with the plum slices. Turn mixture into pastry lined pie pan, sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Seal edges and cut slits in top. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is nicely brown and juice is beginning to bubble through slits.

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~Kristie said...

YUM! YUM! I've never had a plum pie, but it sounds delicious!

Maggie Ann said...

I didn't know you could make plum pie...I've never heard of that. It looks delicious!!

Marlene said...

I'd never had plum pie until a year ago myself, then a neighbour gave us a huge bucket of plums from his neighbour's tree. Knowing I could never use up that many plums before they went bad I looked through my cook books and came up with this gem of a recipe.

Warning: This pie IS tart. I happen to like them that way. If your tastes run toward sweeter pies, double the sugar.

Dave said...

I love plums. That pie sounds, and looks, totally yummy. Thanks!

PJ said...

Yum...I've neer had plum pie...
I don't spin, but want to come back and read your comb post looks interesting.

Anonymous said...

thank you, the pie came out wonderful! we ate it all within two days.

i used a different crust, called "healthy pie crust" or something like that, on google, with whole wheat flour, oil (i used canola oil) and salt -- i added sugar, mainly to top layer of dough. thanks again!

Anonymous said...

marlene - urgent quetion:
have you tried this pie with other fruit, instead of plums? do you think it would work with peaches, or kiwis? thanks for your answer.

Marlene said...

No "Anonymous" I have never tried this particular recipe with anything other than plums. I have excellent cookbooks (pie specific) so when I make peach pies I use one for that particular fruit. I've never tried kiwi pies. is a good source for recipes as well.

Marlene said...

Try this:

5 cups sliced peaches
1 tsp lemon juice
1 c sugar (or 1/2 c if you prefer a tart pie)
1/4 c flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tblsp butter or margerine

Toss peaches with lemon juice. Mix together sugar, flour and cinnamon, mix lightly with sliced peaches. Turn into pastry lined 9 inch pie pan, dot with butter. Cover with top crust with slits cut in it.

Bake at 425 F for 35 to 45 minutes or unitl crust is nicely browned and juice begins to bubble through the slits.

Marlene said...

If you like pie and enjoy making it from scratch search high and low for a copy of "Betty Crocker's Pie and Pastry Cookbook". Excellent book. I've only come across ONE recipe in there that I considered a flop.....(Applescotch Pie)....and that was because of my personal dislike of overly sweet pies.

Anonymous said...

We had a treefull of plums we had halved and frozen. We googled to find something to do with them and found this site.

We found the original recipe too watery/juicy (because the plums had been frozen?) but found that leaving out the lemon juice made it work out just right.

I think it's becoming a family favorite.

Marlene said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying the recipe. If the pie is turning out on the runny side it is very likely because you are working with frozen plums. Rather than leaving out the lemon juice which is important for the flavor, try adding a bit more flour.