Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PEACH-PLUM PIE

A tree full of plums. Fresh plums, boxes of plums, buckets of plums, plum fruit leather, dried plums, plum jelly, plum cobbler, plums for the neighbors until they wouldn’t answer the door when they saw us coming. Still there were more plums.

And there were those wonderful last-of-the-season peaches as well. Well? How about peach-plum pie?

 So I pitted a dozen or so plums and put them in a sauce pan to simmer while I peeled and sliced the peaches. I added a little bit of apple juice to the mixture and let it cook on low while I made the crust. Then I drained off the juice, thickened it, sweetened it, added some cinnamon and stirred the fruit back in.

The filling looked yummy and tasted pretty darn good. Ha!

I put on the top crust and put it in the oven to bake.

Still there was more filling and enough pie dough for a small pie.

They both baked up just fine, although the big pie looked like it had been in a fight when it came out of the oven. The little pie went down the street to the neighbors who just moved in a few days ago. I had a fine visit with them and made some new friends.

Big Peach-Plum Pie was delicious! I’m thinking the squirrels and birds are going to have to help us finish off the last plums on the tree.

8 comments:

joeh said...

I'd be your friend for a slice of that pie for sure.

Joanne Noragon said...

The pies look great!
I'm sure the wildlife will take the rest of the plums off you hands cheerfully.

Anairam said...

Plums and peaches just from the tree - my best! That pie certainly looks delicious. Funny neighbours that - I would open the door EVERY time and just gobble and gobble and gobble ... and then gobble some more ...

Delores said...

Your pies are beautiful...almost too beautiful to eat...almost.

Kathy G said...

I wish I lived close to you so I could have some of your bounty.

Carla said...

Yum!! One day I dream of having too much fruit on fruit trees/vines/bushes. For now, I have none. It will remain so until I move to a more temperate climate. Was their ice cream to go with your delicious pie?? :)

Sarah said...

Sounds delicious! I bet your new neighbours were very happy to have chosen your street!

Val said...

I am captivated by those crusts! And to think that there's PIE inside is like the icing on the cake.