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Purple Plum Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


8 servings

I can never resist a tart, tempting slice of this beautiful plum 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
Purple Plum Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inches)
  • 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. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, sprinkle plums with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add to plums; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake until filling is bubbly, 50-60 minutes. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 20 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 307 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • LaRae
    Sep 12, 2020

    This pie is a definite keeper!! Yum

  • A Rona
    Aug 12, 2020

    Do you peel the plum's? how is the shin?

  • Christine
    Jul 9, 2020

    Oof it was tooo tart! Maybe it was my plums’ fault, or maybe that is the taste of plum pie, but this was not my best pie ?? I will say it smelled wonderful in the oven!

  • knollbrookcook
    Nov 1, 2019

    A very good pie and simple to make. I have made it with just ordinary pastry on top and with the topping called for in the recipe. Both turned out good. I have two plum trees so this pie is a regular in our house.

  • Brenda
    Nov 2, 2018

    I entered this pie in our work pie contest and took 1st place. It was easy to make and really tasty too. I will be making this again and putting this in my go to for easy desserts.

  • redcow
    Sep 5, 2017

    Think this is the best tasting pie I have ever made, and I have made quite a few. Delicious!! I used prunes from our tree which is loaded with fruit this year. I took the pie to pot luck at Church and was the dessert that was eaten the most. One lady took a small piece home to freeze for her sister to bring back childhood memories. I plan on making another pie in a couple of days.

  • CanadianJoanna
    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.

  • Danicats4
    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.

  • Crystal monique
    Sep 27, 2012

    This pie was amazing and very easy to make.

  • Monarchsmomma
    Jul 26, 2011

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