Blackberry Plum Pie

Wednesday, August 11, 2010





Blackberry Plum Pie

Double Crust Pie Dough

1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 lb. blackerries
1 lb. plums or pluots, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

Roll out pie dough, thinly, on a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin; fit into (9-inch) pie dish.

In a large mixing bow, stir together lemon juice, honey and cornstarch until combined. Stir in blackberries, plums and sugar until combined. Place fruit mixture into pie crust.

Roll out additional pie dough round and place on top of fruit; trim and flute edges. Brush a little milk or cream over crust and sprinkle with some sugar if desired. Slice pockets into center. Bake 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Turn heat off and leave pie in oven for an additional 30 minutes. Transfer pie to rack to cool completely.

Makes 9 servings

31 comments on "Blackberry Plum Pie"
  1. So my only sister got married this summer, and we've been soooooo busy that I haven't had much time to cook many of my favorite summer foods, or to do one of my favorite things which is try your recipes! I feel so sad. I'm vowing to come back with a vengence next summer with the summer foods!

    However, we do have a family get together this weekened, and I'm making Old Settlers baked beans, and a dessert. I hadn't decided on the dessert until I saw this. Done. Decided. I'm making this!!

    And, lastly....we do 'float' too, but we call it tubing. We use the inner tube portion of big tractor tires (it's rural Michigan, we're backwoods, yo!), and drive our cars to a destination. Then one person piles all one zillion other people into their one vehicle (a pick up is handy) and you drive upstream to a starting location. Then you put your tubes into the river, tie your coolers on, and float down the river to your desination. As a kid I loved it. As an adult, I've seen pictures of the 6 foot sturgeon (they have TEETH) they've pulled out of the river. I won't do it anymore, no thank you!

  2. The pie looks amazing.

    We float in a canoe, but from one point to another. We don't paddle back upstream. We have to leave a vehicle at our take out point. And we fish for bass almost exclusively. And we bring a sheet to take naps on the bank because we are usually in on the water from anywhere to 5 hours to 10. And my husband brings tuna, baked beans, and sardines to eat, and he mixes them all together COLD, WITHOUT properly draining the tuna, on a brown paper bag. And it stinks. And it makes me sick. And I yell "go eat that over there downwind from me!"

  3. I've never been floating, but it looks really relaxing. And that pie...looks really amazing. I was just wondering if anyone ever baked with plums, and now I know they do :)

  4. looks great - I made the same thing, and it came out great -

  5. LOL, That was some weirdness.

    Floating sounds like something my honey would enjoy doing.

  6. We don't do no floating out here in the East. We need to be going somewhere at all times.

    It looks like you each had your own floating apparatus or were you scrunched into one? That does look really nice, but the sites on the way to the river would have scared me off.

    That pie is absolutely rockin'. What a fantastic combination.

  7. Mmm, sounds good! I had never heard of floating as an actual term before, but it sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon :)

  8. Floating for me means getting into an inter tube and just letting the river take you from point A to point B (where you have a car parked and waiting on you!). We usually pack a cooler with drinks and just tie it onto your tube, letting it float in the river to help it stay extra cool!

  9. I want to float, this looks super duper fun!

  10. Goodness - this pie could not look more perfect. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

  11. thems sum hillybilly-bald-knobbers with their big ol motor homes....lovely...hahah...cant do pie crusts..i know youre right about the flavor in homemade but i dont have the patience to make it! am one of those that buys the store brand pre-made!! your pies does look faboosh tho!!

  12. That looks sooooooooooo good!!!

    Ahaha... 'hawtness.' Yes indeed.
    Glad to hear you had fun floating! :D

  13. Hi Emily, your pie looks so juicy delicious! I bet it taste as awesome. Have a flavourful day!
    Cheers, kristy

  14. Your pie looks fantastic!
    I live near a river too, but I don't know of many people who float. There's lots of boating and some kayaking and a lot of drinking and boating, but I'm definitely with you on water safety ; )
    Take care!

  15. Yummy pie. Full of seasonal fruits. Yes, a homemade pie crust is always worth it. Granted mine always look ugly and lopsided, but I still prefer that to the alternative. The only time I use pre-made crusts if I need to make a quickie quiche for a party.

    I went on "float trips" when I was in Wyoming this spring. Basically I sat on giant rubber rafts while a guide valiantly paddled me and Kevin (and in one case a few other people) down the calmer parts of the Snake River. One time it was quite windy and our guide really had to struggle. I felt sorry for him!

    No relaxing in the sun those days. I had to really bundle up against the chilly mountain winds.

  16. When I was a youngin' we went tubing down the river and the water canals out of state, but I live in California, next to the ocean, so we float when their is no wind for the sails. Sailboats bring us joy.

  17. mostly i just want to eat a slab of pie whilst sitting in front of the air conditioner with my feet in ice water. is that too much to ask? :)

  18. Looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I LOVE IT! YUMM!

  19. that pie looks simply amazing. who cares whether it's hot outside! pie makes everything better :D

  20. Floating looks so relaxing!

    And what a pie, it does look amazing! I haven't mastered homemade pie crusts yet, but it's something I definitely want to tackle.

  21. This pie looks as if it is delicious, and I adore your blue spotty plate. I've never heard of "floating" before, but it sounds fun. Makes me long for summer.

  22. Thanks everyone!

    AJ, get to it! Oh my gosh the sturgeon sounds so scary!

    Lorie, I remember reading about that on your blog. That's gross! :)

    Sue, we each had our own kayak. You should try to float!

    KLP, ah I see. Does the inner tube move very fast?

    Anon, hahahah.

    Rachel, that sounds like fun! I'd love to go there.

    Lisa S, that sounds very relaxing.

  23. This looks great! I'll agree with you on the pie crust. Homemade is much better. I had to use a store-bought pie crust while I was camping last week and I was distinctly unimpressed.

  24. My inlaws have a ton of blackberries. I think I'll be stealing some now!

  25. That is one of the most beautiful looking pies I've ever seen. So unblemished and pretty!

  26. I agree about homemade pie crust.

    I have that same purple polka dot plate.

    Target, I think. Yeah, Target!

    Yummy pie!

  27. I do love a pie like this! send me some, please emily? :D