Sweet, juicy plums are now at their peak, and whether you’re wrapping them in prosciuttocooking them down into jam, or snacking on them out of hand, they’re going to be delicious. And, if you enjoy a mouthwatering fruit crisp that has been hugged gently by a buttery pie crust, then this streusel plum pie is just for you.

This plum recipe starts with a flaky pie crust which is filled with juicy, ripe Harry & David plums folded gently with lemon, cinnamon, and nutmeg before it’s sprinkled with a delicate streusel mixture that bakes to a sweet, crunchy topping.

Plum Pie

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 1 pie


  • Food processor
  • Pie pan


For the crust

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (plus additional for rolling)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 ½ sticks butter (cut into 1/2-inch cubes and chilled)
  • ¼ cup ice water

For the filling

  • 5 pounds Harry & David plums (peeled, pitted, and sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the streusel topping

  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter (cut into cubes and chilled)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)


For the crust

  • Combine flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 4-5 times. Add the butter and pulse until pea-sized crumbs form.
  • Slowly stream in the ice water and process the dough until a ball forms, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.
  • Knead the dough until it is completely smooth and the butter is incorporated.
  • Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into a disk.
  • Wrap each disk in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 3 days.

For the pie

  • Preheat oven to 400˚ F.
  • Roll out one dough disk to approximately 1/4-inch thick and place gently in a pie pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the plums, cornstarch or tapioca starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Once combined, pour the plum mixture into the pie shell.

For the streusel topping

  • In a small bowl, toss together the flour, sugar, and butter with your fingers to create pea-sized crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the plum mixture.
  • Transfer the pie to the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the pie crust and streusel topping are golden brown.
  • Transfer the pie to a cooling rack and let rest for 1 hour.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie, plum
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