Homemade Fresh Purple Plum Pie

Use up those end of summer freshly ripened purple plums in a richly flavorful homemade pie. Slice plums and coat with sugar. Place pie filling in a homemade pie crust and enjoy!

Homemade Plum Pie

I know I know…when you hear the words “prune pie” you are thinking about a number 2 disaster waiting to happen…but no no, it’s not like that. While a trip to my local grocery store, the fruit department was loaded with fresh peaches and plums. Rather than just buy 1 or 2 of each, I bought a whole pound of each and knew I wanted to make a pie.

For some reason, making pies is one of my go-to fruit recipes…especially for fruit that is a little soft or not as “beautiful” looking. Simply make your own pie crust or buy a premade one, coat the fruit in sugar and bake! It’s that simple!

purple plum pie

Plums & Prunes

Did you know that plums are actually prunes? Yep! Prunes are the dried version of plums…like how a grape is actually a raisin when it is dried.

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Plums are really good for you! They are full of fiber and help slow down sugar spikes after consuming a lot of carbs. And like you were originally thinking, plums/prunes help with staying regular.

Let’s Make The Pie Together!

Start by washing the plums and slicing into 1/2″ pieces, discarding the pit and any bruised areas.

Place sliced plums in a large bowl and coat with sugar. I use less than an 1/8 cup because the plums are already super sweet!

Pro Tip: before coating with sugar, place the sliced plums in a strainer and allow most of the excess juice to drain off. If you don’t, your pie will be very “runny” on the bottom and have a hard time cooking all of the way through.

Homemade Purple Plum Pie Recipe

Homemade Pie Crust

Every good pie starts with a delicious pie crust. Shamefully, this is my most favorite part of the pie! The buttery, salty, crunchy crust = YUM!!! Here’s my go-to pie crust recipe for every fruit pie!

Making your own pie crust is actually way easier than you would think! The key is ice cold water! Give it a try today, I promise, you’ll be so happy you did!

Homemade pie crust recipe

Place the pie crust in a round pie dish and spoon in plums. Bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes, or until pie crust is throughly cooked.

Pro Tip: if your pie crust is baking too fast on the edges, wrap the edges of the pie crust in tin foil and return to baking as normal.

purple plum pie
Homemade Purple Plum Pie Recipe

Yummy yummy yummy!!! I sure do love this pie!

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Homemade Purple Plum Pie Recipe

Homemade Purple Plum Pie

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Use up those end of summer freshly ripened purple plums in a richly flavorful homemade pie. Slice plums and coat with sugar. Place pie filling in a homemade pie crust and enjoy!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 servings


  • 5 plums, sliced in 1/2" thick slices
  • 1/8 c sugar
  • 1 pie crust


  • wash and pie plums
  • slice plums into 1/2" thick slices
  • place plums in bowl and gently coat with sugar
  • place pie crust in round pie dish and shape
  • add pie filling
  • bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes or until the crust is throughly cooked
Keyword pie, pie crust, summer food
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