Sugarplum Pie & My Blogiversary!









Sugarplum Pie

Ingredients:
Pie dough:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for rolling
3/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons (trans-fat free) shortening
5-6 tablespoons ice water

2 lbs. black plums, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried plums
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (not too coarse)

Directions:
1 egg whisked together with 1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (raw)

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Work the butter and shortening in, using a pastry blender or your fingers, until pea-sized lumps form. Sprinkle in the water, 1 tbsp. at a time, stirring gently with a fork after each addition and adding only enough of the water to form a rough mass.

Using floured hands, divide the dough in half, and pat into 2 smooth, flattened disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together plums, dried plums, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and pepper, until well combined.

Remove pie dough rounds from refrigerator, and allow to warm up a bit before you start rolling. Roll out one of your pie dough rounds, thinly, on a floured surface, and fit into a 9-inch pie plate; dust bottom of dough with a little bit of flour to prevent the crust from getting soggy. Pour the plums into the pie plate.
Roll out the second pie dough round and fit it over the top of plums. Trim away the excess dough, and make the crust look all pretty. Brush the egg mixture evenly over dough.

Bake pie for 40 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Return pie to oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. If your crust or your crust edges starts to brown too quickly, cover with foil.

Cool pie on a wire rack, to room temperature, before slicing.

Yield: 8-10 slices

81 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary and I look forward to viewing your next year’s posts :)

    Your Sugarplum Pie looks very scrummy and served with a little cream just sheer heaven.

    Rosie x

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  2. Happy Blogiversary!! (not very original, I know. You'll be getting loads of those today)

    I can't believe it's beenonly a year! I think that's about how long I've been reading you! Here's to many more to come!!

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  3. I would love to make a dish that contains a purple ingredient, but I'm colorblind. What is purple other than plums and eggplant?

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  4. Happy Blogiversary! I absolutely love your site and find such inspiration in great cooks like yourself!

    As for what I'd like to see...hmmm. That's a tough one! I love so many different desserts. How about something ethnic like a mochi based dessert?

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  5. Darling Em,
    Happy Blogiversary! The blogosphere is all the richer for having you be part of it. Every part of Sugarplum shows your talent, creativity, and your looniness (sp?) too.

    Great cause, great pie, great pictures.

    Love yah!!!

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  6. Happy blogiversary! My little girl is all grown up.

    I want to see you make a millefeuille with Chantilly cream and hazelnut praline. I just made that up, but I bet it's damn good.

    My blog is so old that I should've just deleted it and started over, but it hadn't occurred to me to do that until it was too late.

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  7. Yay! Happy bloggy birthday!! What a perfectly fitting dessert : )
    You know I ALWAYS love pie...

    Honestly, I am surprised you've only been doing this a year. By the looks of your photography, writing, and (of course) the food, I had thought you'd been doing this much longer.

    Love ya Em- keep it up.
    smooches

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  8. Happy Blogiversary Em! It's been a pleasure "knowing" you in this weird and wonderful world.

    Keep up the recipe, writing and pics. You truly are a champion!

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  9. Happy happy blogiversary! Yay! Very nice way of celerating with a real sugar plum tart, I wish I was holding that fork on the first picture! You know I love you blog, recipes and way of thinking. I hope this is just the first of many years! But please just don't appear in my dreams again, ahahah!

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe it's been a year! Time flies when you're baking and eating huh?

    Well, I would like to see you make some kind of a 3D cake or a tiered wedding cake. That would be awesome!

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  11. Happy blogiversary. The pie looks delicious

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  12. Happy Blogiversay!!! Your blog is one of my favorites. I'm so glad that I found it. I'm always looking forward to your next post.

    I'd love to see you make the rainbow cookies you saw in NYC. I don't know anyone that has ever made them. I have only seen them in bakeries. I know that yours would be great!!!!

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  13. Congrats, keep on dishin' and yes...consider that NYC school option.

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  14. Congratulations! I hope you'll be around for a long time, because I'll be right here lapping it all up.
    The pie looks and sounds fabulous, and it's for a great cause, too. Good for you, Em!

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  15. It's been a year for you already? Awesome! I'm very happy for you, and you already know that you were a HUGE inspiration for me starting my blog. I look at yours as a goal to reach for. Very cool :)

    What to make? Did you look at that Sweets 100 list some people put up? There's bound to be something on there to grab your interest.

    And that McCain thing... I knew you would like it :)

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  16. PEACH COBBLER....did I say it loud enough.....1 year...wow....in my first year I was my only reader....congratulations

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  17. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I really enjoyed the post, and the Sugarplum Pie recipe is the perfect icing on the cake, so to speak. Looking forward to many more years of sugarplums!

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  18. Happy Blogiversary! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and I look forward to the posts of the upcoming year. :)

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  19. Happy Birthday Sugar Plum!
    It's been fun, Em, looking forward to another year.

    I find you are varied in your desserts, so I'm not looking for more of one dessert and less of another. Good work!

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  20. Hey, beautiful, happy blogiversary!! Here's to many more to come, I hope so!
    Love reading you and seeing your pretty photos. One thing I'd love you to bake is something with yeast.

    Many kisses and hugs from Brazil!

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! :) I love reading your blog!!! Pie looks great! I have no idea what to suggest...you always give me inspiration so I don't know what to say! :)

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  22. One year already? Wow, congratulations! I am so happy that I have been following for most of that time. It is amazing to see how we bloggers learn and develop great friendships :)
    That is one delicious looking pie, and if you ask me what I would like to see on your blog, hmmm, what about more cakes? chocolate cakes to be more specific. Hey you asked! :-p

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! I look forward to many more. You know what,I was looking for a sugar cookie recipe on Monday and guess where I turned, yours truly's blog. I looked at your blog and found an excellent recipe. I haven't done it yet, but I need to get a rolling pin. Maybe you can come up with Halloween sugar cookies with a twist? You rock! Keep it up!

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  24. congrats on one year!!! i'm still in the struggling new blog phase but i've come a long way from my crappy old background haha and i love the name of your pie!

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  25. Happy 1 year Bloggiversary, Emiline!!! Keep up the blogging, for sure - you're a delight!! :0)

    I'd LOVE to see you bake some vegan blondies - please???

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  26. Happy blogiversary!! I, too, have loved blogging and I agree that it definitely gives me something to look forward to!

    I don't think I've ever even seen a sugarplum pie before, but I want a slice!

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  27. Happy Blogiversary sweetie!!!! You do a great job with your blog! I do mean it! And I think it's getting better and better :D I enjoy your sweet treats and your succulent stories ;D

    Muy bien chica! Bravo!
    You will see your wishes come true :D

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  28. What a yummy-looking pie! And happy blogiversary!!

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  29. happy blogiversary :) thanks for the submission :) it looks soooooo good :) i love your blog just the way it is; don't change it at all :)

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  30. Congrats on your 1st year!

    What I'd like to see is a very soft, large ginger cookie like the only remarkable cookie a local bakery made (and then they changed their recipe, of course). I've tried a few times to replicate it, but I apparently don't even known where to start, except that I'm pretty sure there's very little (if any) molasses. (I've been using sugar cookie recipes as a starting point--no luck thus far.) But that's just on my wishlist--someone who can figure this recipe out for me.

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  31. Congrats!! Your blog is awesome and a real treat to read/drool over! :)

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  32. Happy Blogiversary Sugar Plum! I'm a newbie to your site and in the blogging world. I love your banner. I always look forward to what new recipe you are going to share with us. Your food photos always make me hungry=).

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  33. Hello,

    I am celebrating my 100th post. Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Laura

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  34. what a perfect treat to enjoy during this fall season-your photos are quite lovely as well! happy blogiversary-can't wait to see more from you :)

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  35. Happy Blogiversary! I'm quite new to your blog and love it. I would like to see you make Lace Cookies, nice soft and gooey Lace Cookies.

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  36. Congrats on one year. I truly enjoy your blog! The pie looks awesome. What a great way to celebrate.

    I love everything you make/post. You are so talented. So keep the good recipes coming!!

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  37. Happy Happy Blogiversary! You were one of my first rss feeds!

    Hmm, what to make? Man, I dunno, I like the idea of being surprised. Yours are always delightful. =)

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  38. Congratulations on your Blogiversary, may you have many more of them.

    Now, you did mention having a go at making pappadums, pretty please.

    BTW, your sugar plum pie looks magnifique.

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  39. Happy Happy Happy Blogiversary and Happy Pie Day!!!

    Hmmm...have I been reading your blog since its inception? Must be close to it at anyway. My sweet tooth was was made a bit sweeter the day I found your blog.

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  40. Impressive, the following you have created in the 1 year you have been out. Congrats!

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  41. Happy blogiversary! You're doing a great job...I'd like to see cheesecake. I'll live through your site since I don't need that many baked goods around me.:-)

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  42. I've been so out of the loop lately, but have kept up with your blog. Happy blogiversary! I have seen many changes and they just get better and better. Can't wait for the next year!

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  43. All you need is a sugarplum fairy to twinkle pie on her toe shoes and eat it! Happy anniversary!

    I'd like to see some cool holiday cookies--no chocolate, lemon or orange please (I want to eat them.) Something really cool but tasty.

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  44. Hi! I'd love to see a sweet bread pudding recipe. Mmmm... Thanks!

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  45. happy blogiversary!! that sugarplum pie looks delish! hmm, i would like to see you make tiramisu? that would interest me :)

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  46. congrats on hitting the one-year mark! this pie is definitely the perfect choice for your celebration. here's hoping we've got at least another year of posts coming our way. :)

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  47. Happy Day to you! Your blog is wonderful as is. Hmm, what would I like you to bake.... something with chocolate and peppermint- a Christmas showstopper kind of cake.

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  48. Happy Blogiversary Emily! I love your blog and look forward to reading more posts.

    Your pie looks so yummy!

    Maria
    x

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  49. Happy Blogiversary! You've done a spectacular job with your blog... and I say, KEEP IT UP!

    I'm thinking a derby pie would be an interesting addition to your collection... though don't get me wrong, you're always inspiring!

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  50. Happy Blogiversary! Cant wait to see another years worth of you making me fatter by the recipe!

    I kid I kid- I love them.

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  51. Happy Blog-iversary, Em!!!!!!! I always look forward to your posts because I know that I'll get a treat for the eyes. As a photographer, I'm always lured by great photography and yours is right up there in the "top notch" category. I love coming to each post and looking closely at the photographs trying to figure out the lighting, the styling, and how you captured the essence of the food. Keep it up!

    Hugs and love,
    Cindy

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  52. Happy blogiversary. Glad i discovered it. :) the pie looks delicious. I love plums :)

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  53. Like everyone said...Happy Blogiversary!!! I so enjoy reading your posts! I guess I would love to see you experiment making more cakes...I love your variations on recipes!

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  54. Dear Emiline Happy Blog anniversary!!! Your blog is one of the most beatiful and tempting I know!!! I love it.
    And this recipe is absolutely yummy!!!!
    I send you all my love dear, xxGloria

    I post a dessert today maybe you like, only maybe I think!!!!! xGloria

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  55. Congrats! I hope that you have many more years to come...until you are famous on Foodnetwork,and no longer have time for us common folk:)

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  56. Happy Blogiversary Emiline. I would like to see you make Butter Tarts a truly Canadian dessert...wink...wink or maybe Nanaimo Bars. Hery maybe you could post an international dessert once a month:D

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  57. Happy Blogiversary!! I love reading your blog and seeing what wonderful and creative recipes you come up with! I have to try this pie- the technique about using dried fruit and fresh fruit is so smart!- I never would have thought of that!

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  58. Happy blogiversary! I would like to see you make tiramisu. Forgive me if you have already perfect/posted about this dessert. It's one of my favorites!

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  59. Yay Emiline! Congrats on your Blogiversary! Your pie looks so good and is perfect for this post!

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  60. Happy blogaversary! I love your blog. Keep at it because you're really good at it. Yours is one that I truly look forward to visiting- your wit and charm and personality make it fun. (really)

    Food I want to see you make... I dunno. I kinda like all of the stuff you come up with on your own.

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  61. Happy Blogiversary! I think that sugarplum pie is so perfect to celebrate this event!

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  62. Happy Blogga-versary!!! I'm new here and can't wait to have the time to do some more reading-everything I've seen so far looks SO good!!!

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  63. Look at you, thinking of others on your day :) That's so sweet of you. I look forward to your blog, too, at the end of the day :)

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  64. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary Emiline! Your blog is terrific and you have such a sweet and unique perspective. It is always a pleasure to stop by here. Looking forward to your future posts...

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  65. First, Yaaay! Happy Blogiversary!
    Second, Wow, that pie looks good.
    Third, I will pretty much anything you bake! It's so sweet from you to ask though...
    And fourth, ehm... nothing. that's all. Haha

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  66. happy blogiversary! i absolutely love your blog! i hope you keep on blogging!
    and i love the idea of your sugarplum pie; its the cutest!!

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  67. Happy blogiversary! This sounds like a delicious pie, and baked for a good cause, too.

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  68. Where are you celebrate my dear that I didn't see you,???? hugsss!! Gloria

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  69. Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog, and I'm looking forward to another year! This pie looks delicious. Plums are my favorite fruit, and I love how you combined the fresh with the dried.

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  70. Thanks everyone! Y'all are so sweet.

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  71. Emiline, they were good brownies... and that was the problem haha

    I would eat them at dinner because I was like "well, they have fruit and nuts and carob, that's really good for you."

    I'm gonna try and make raw blondies because blondies are so close to my heart haha

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  72. congrats on your blogversary!! this pie looks awesome! i'm so glad you find happiness in your blog. can't say what i wanna see outta this blog cause you inspire me so much with every post anyway - i'll take anything that comes my way!! xx

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  73. Happy anniversary Em. Anything you bake is always a treat.

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  74. Happy Blogiversary - I've enjoyed seeing what you make.

    Now if you want to dazzle me with some stunning custard-based dessert recipes I guarantee my full attention!

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  75. Happy Blogiversary! That's kinda funny that you forgot your own day! I don't know mine off the top of my head so I have no room to talk! :-)

    Can you hear it too often......I really enjoy your recipes and blog!
    ~ingrid

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  76. Happy Blogiversary Emiline and many more to come. :-)
    I wanna see you make a St Honore, an Opera and some Passion fruit macarons. :-)

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  77. Have you really only had this blog for a year?? Wow. You are doing a great job with it!

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