Four Prune Pie Recipes Using Both
Fresh Italian Prune Plums and Dried Prunes Search RequestFrom Visitors
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I happened upon your site by chance and am hoping you can help me find a prune
pie recipe for my aunt. Years ago her mother-in-law use to make a prune pie in
which the prunes were cooked and possibly sieved before being made into the pie
filling. My Aunt said the filling was very smooth and almost creamy. It was then
served with whipped cream on top. Unfortunately her mother-in-law wasn't one to
give out recipes so my aunt who is in her 80's has been looking for this recipe
for a number of years. I do hope someone can help me find it. It would mean a
lot and make her very happy. Thanks for any and all help you can give me. “
Cut-up prunes into a
saucepan and sprinkle all over with 2/3 cup sugar and allspice; stir in water or
fruit juice. Simmer until thick; let cool.
Pie Shell: Sift together flour, baking powder, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar,
and salt; cut in shortening. Add cold milk and form a ball. Roll dough into a
1/2-inch thick round and line a deep pie plate with dough.
Fill pastry with prunes mixture; sprinkle prunes with a little sugar. Bake 45
to 60 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.
Fresh Italian Prune Pie
1-3/4 c. Italian prunes (also called Italian plums), pitted
3/4 c. sugar
3 T. flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. butter
Put prunes through food grinder or finely chop. Combine sugar, flour and spices.
Put over fruit in unbaked 9” pie crust. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with
butter. Bake 35 or 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with whipped cream.
¼ tsp. cinnamon mixed
with the prunes
Sift flour, sugar and salt together, add eggs and remaining ingredients. Pour
mixture into an uncooked pie shell and bake at 450 degrees for the first 10
minutes; 40-50 minutes longer at 325 degrees. Nutmeg may be sprinkled on top,
if desired. Serve with whipped cream
Dried Prune Pie
24 or 25 Graham Crackers
1 pkg pitted prunes
1/4 c. brandy
1 carton heavy whipping cream
1 stick butter
Place prunes and
brandy in water and bring to a boil until prunes plump. Remove prunes from
liquid and let cool. Reserve liquid.
Crush the graham
crackers until fine. Melt margarine or butter and pour over crackers. Stir until
moist and pour into 9” pie plate. Press into pie plate and up the sides. In
blender or food processor, process prune mixture until creamy.
Turn into crust. Bake
at 325 degrees for about 20 or 30 min, until golden brown.
Before serving, whip
the whipping cream and serve.