Fresh Plum Pie Recipe

Plum Pie
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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pie (8 Servings)

Fruit pies are wildly popular, particularly around the holidays. And this fresh plum pie recipe calls for just enough cinnamon to make it festive. Using two crusts, this pie recipe is simple enough for even the novice baker, while it promises an impressive result.


  • Pastry for a double crust 9-inch pie, homemade or purchased sheets
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca (quick cooking)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 cups plums (fresh, pitted and sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (cut in small pieces)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare pie pastry. Roll and line pie plate with half of the pastry.

  2. Combine tapioca, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and plums. Pour plum mixture into the prepared pastry-lined pie plate; dot with butter.

  3. Roll remaining pastry; fold over and carefully cover the fruit mixture. Trim edges, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang then flute. Cut several 1 1/2-inch slits in a pinwheel design in top of pie to let steam escape.

  4. Bake in a preheated 425 F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and crust is browned. If edge browns too quickly, shield with a strip of foil.