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Purple plums are readily available and make a delicious pie.  Since the plums only need to have the pits removed and don’t have to be peeled, they are an easy fruit to work with and produce outstanding results.  This was our dessert today for Sunday dinner.

PLUM STREUSEL PIE

  • 4 cups sliced, unpeeled purple plums
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • One 9 inch unbaked pie shell

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 Tblsp. cold butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

In a large bowl combine the plums, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, lemon juice and lemon peel.  Toss to mix and let stand for a few minutes to blend.

Place the fruit in an unbaked 9″ pie shell.  Mix the topping ingredients together, cutting in the butter/margarine, and sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the top of the fruit.

Place the pie on a large flat pan or cookie sheet to catch spills and bake @ 375 degrees F for approximately 45 minutes.  Cool on a rack.

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