Spiced Plum Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 05, 2022
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


  • Dough for double-crust pie
  • 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 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough to 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate or cast-iron skillet. Trim even with rim. Arrange plums in crust. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Stir in egg, orange juice and zest. Pour over plums; dot with butter.
  2. Roll out remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top.
  3. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly (cover edge with foil during the last 15 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning), 45-50 minutes. Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before cutting. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Dough for double-crust pie
Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 412 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.