Purple Plum Pie

Total Time

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


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2023
I can never resist a 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


  • 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.