Our plum tree in the garden is bursting with delicious purple plums every august and my mom and I usually make plum dumplings or plum jam every weekend. This summer however, was one of the worst we could think of. Drought hit us hard in Slovenia and the ground is really dry and non of our neighbours has good looking tomatoes or any kind of fruit growing in the garden. Our plum tree gave us just a few plums this year and I decided to make a delicious pie.
Here's one more thing you need to know about plums. Most of the desserts including plums don't look very appealing. That's my opinion and my experience with plums, but don't judge this super tasty pie by the picture please.
The little helper wants some pie.
For the dough:
1tea spoon vanilla
A pinch of salt
For the filling:
500g plums, stoned
100g brown sugar
3 table spoons rum
Cut the plums in half, remove the pits and put in a bowl. Sprinkle them with sugar and rum. Mix well and set aside.
Make the dough by mixing al of the ingredients together with a mixer or you can do it with your hands. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough to the size of your pie dish and transfer to the dish. Make sure the dough is hanging a bit around the edges of the pie dish. Now use a fork to spike the dough a few times and bake on 190°C for ten minutes. Remove from the oven and put the plum mixture on the dough. Bake for another 35 minutes.