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Plum Pie

Looking for a tasty dessert idea, this homemade pie crust makes this plum pie standout from the rest.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pie, Plum, shortcake, Summer
Servings: 12



  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 150 grams butter salted
  • 1 egg


  • 3 cups plums - chop in quarters and stone removed About 15 large plums
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon water



  • Cut plums into quarter and remove stones
  • Add plum and sugar to saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Mix corn flour and water together in small dish. Then add to plum mix and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Set aside until needed.
  • This plum mix can be made up the day before and stored in fridge until need.


  • Cream butter and sugar together until pale
  • Add egg and continue to beat for another minute
  • Fold in flour and baking powder
  • Chill mix in fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on floured surface. Line your pie dish with pastry and fill with plum mix
  • Roll out the remaining pastry and slice into strips and arrange on top of plums pie.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 180°c (356°f) oven on fan bake for 40- 45 minutes


I did my stripe on top of my pie about 1cm wide, but you can do it any size you like to get the desired patten you would like on top of your pie.