19 Reviews

This was wonderful! I'll make it often. I did use 5 cups of black plums (about 10 avg size) and added appz 1/4c quick oats to the topping. Thank you for posting PuglyDuckling

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NDjojo September 19, 2010

This pie explodes in your mouth! Tastes like a Sour Patch Kid pie. Made with small, fresh plums from my dad's house. Served with whipped cream. I made one pie with sugar, as the recipe stated, and another with Splenda. They were equally delicious. Great recipe I will use year after year to use some of the plums on my dad's property. Thanks!

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NELady September 14, 2008

Excellent pie...warm or at room temperature. Serving with vanilla ice cream is a must! Recommendation: Place filled pie on cookie sheet prior to placing in oven (in the event that juices overflow). I used more than 4 cups of plums for the pie. Will make again!

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Miss Kitty 0823 January 24, 2009

One word: OMG! This is fabulous. I never imagined plums in pie, but it was perfect. Really reminds me of a sour cherry pie, which is my favorite from when I was a child. Definitely a keeper recipe, thanks!

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Feisty November 03, 2007

This is really really good. Mine came out tart and tangy because of the homegrown red plums tangy skins I used. We liked it that way! It's very much like sour cherry pie. Such a pretty color too! I added a few tablespoons of cornstarch to the filling because my plums were so juicey and I was afraid it would come out too runny. I diced my plums instead of slicing them - I think that added to the cherry-ness of it. I also added a 1/2 cup rolled oats to the topping and increased the butter to 4 tablespoons. It made a nice crumbly top. My family decided to call this pie Crumby Plummy Pie. Thanks for the great recipe!

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SaraFish August 03, 2006

My husband grew up with fabulous homemade fruit pies (Baker's Square doesn't cut it) so he is pretty picky about what he considers a good pie. This one made the cut, in his and my opinion. I used small yellow plums from our tree in the yard. Based on Kiwii's comment on the topping, I used closer to 4 Tbs. of softened butter and was sure it had no dry flour before putting it on the pie. This is a good pie.

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francemom September 13, 2004

Just perfect.

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Ryan E. March 31, 2016

Wonderful! I used a bit more than 4 cups of red plums. Had a lot of overflow, so be sure to use a cookie sheet under the pie! I also used a bit too much lemon juice and had a very tart pie, but it was delicious nevertheless.

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Allison Q. July 01, 2015

Delicious! I used a top crust made with shortening. It produced a perfectly flaky crust. I also mixed in a few pears and it was a delicious match to the small plums from my csa box. Highly recommend!!

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bellaboo2014 November 19, 2014

I had a huge box of plums to use up and I decided to use this recipe to make a few pies. Three to be exact. It was super easy to throw them together and aside from cutting up the plums took just a few minutes. I was really worried when I put the topping on and it looked like my beautiful pies were covered in a thick layer of flour, but as you can see from my picture, all ended well. Not only were the pies beautiful but they tasted delicious as well. I'm sure my friends who will be getting the 2 extra pies will be just as thrilled as I am! Thanks!

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Pismo October 11, 2013
Perfect Plum Pie