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Purple Plum Pie Recipe

Purple Plum Pie Recipe

I can never resist a tart, tempting slice of this beautiful pie. It's a down-home dessert that makes any meal special. This pie is a terrific way to put bountiful summer plums to use. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups sliced fresh plums (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Frozen deep-dish pie shell
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, sprinkle plums with lemon juice. Combine the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add to plums; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  • 2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Cover edges of crust during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 314 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Purple Plum Pie

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Absolutely delicious. I was looking for new plum recipes as there was a bumper crop of plums this year (Italian Prune). Excellent pie."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Fabulous pie! Very simple and delicious! We had tons of plums and didn't know what to do with them. This pie made a great 4th of July dessert."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"This pie was amazing and very easy to make."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"A simple easy tasty summer pie! Oh, & pretty too :)"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I'm back again this year to make more of these pies! Family and friends are asking for them!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"We have trees in AZ that are sometimes called "Mock Plum" trees with teeny, tart, cherry-sized plums. They're edible, but no one usually eats them because they're a bit too sour. But the plum flavor is nice, so I'm going to make this pie tomorrow to see if we can make use of these little fruits. Looks like a wonderful recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009 Edited Sep. 6, 2009

"Very good and easy to make."

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