This must be dessert week…
Last weekend was a busy one for me, and it included lots of opportunities to bake. I made this pie for a bbq on Sunday, and it was fantastic!
Last summer I made these blueberry basil hand pies, and the unique herbal fruit flavor hooked me. This plum pie has a similarly exciting flavor palate. The thyme is subtle but wonderful, and the sweet filling perfectly complements the buttery rye crust.
I have never had plum pie, so this was pretty exciting. The all-butter crust is a little tricky to work with, but completely worth the effort. The filling couldn’t be any easier.
I followed this recipe for the crust, but substituted 1/2 cup of dark rye flour for all-purpose flour. It’s pretty dry in Utah, so I had to add extra ice water as well. This crust is truly amazing- flaky and buttery with just a hint of rye flavor.
I used this recipe for the filling, but reduced the sugar by half. You won’t miss it!
I hope that you like this pie as much as I did.
Do you have a favorite summer pie recipe?