Rustic Plum Pie

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Contributed by Angela Cleveland (from



½ C + 1 Tbs cold unsalted Butter
1 ¼ C All-purpose Flour
2 Tbs Sugar
½ tsp Salt
3-5 Tbs Ice water


1 lb Prune plums
2/3 C Sugar
1 ½ Tbs Cornstarch
2 Tbs Lemon juice (fresh)
1 Tbs Milk
1 Tbs Sugar


To make the dough, cut butter with a knife or food processor and add flour, sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 2 Tbs of ice water and mix thoroughly. Add enough ice water (1 Tbs at a time) to form a dough. Gather dough into a ball. Knead dough until it is workable and form into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. To make the filling, halve and pit the plums. Cut plums into ¾ inch thick wedges and toss in a bowl with sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into an 11 inch round and 1/8 inch thick. Transfer the dough into a 9 inch glass pie plate. Spoon filling into shell and fold edge of dough over filling leaving center uncovered. Bake pie in the middle of the oven for 35 minutes. Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake pie for 10 minutes more, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden.

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