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Spiced Plum Pie

 Spiced Plum Pie
The subtle tastes of orange and nutmeg bring out the fresh flavor of plums in this comforting pie. Be sure to have a slice while it's still warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Lucille Mead, Ilion, New York
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 4-1/2 cups sliced fresh plums
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry;
  • trim even with edge. Arrange plums in crust. In a small bowl,
  • combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Stir in egg, orange
  • juice and peel. Pour over plums; dot with butter.
  • Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling.
  • Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is
  • bubbly (cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent
  • overbrowning if necessary). Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before
  • cutting. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without ice cream) equals 412 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.