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Plum and almond pie with decorative lattice pattern

Plum pie with almonds

This plum and almond pie is a perfect weekend afternoon bake. Delicious, buttery pastry filled with sweet and juicy plums and tasted almonds.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword plum pie, lattice pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling and resting time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Anna

Ingredients

If you want to make your own pastry, please follow the link in the recipe notes

  • 1 pack 500g shortcrust pastry block (I've used Jus-Rol)
  • 1 kg plums
  • 50 g vegan spread or butter
  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Divide the pastry block in two, one piece slightly larger than the other. Roll out the larger piece of pastry into a disk and press into the tart tin. Trim any excess pastry with a knife, leaving about 2 cm overhang and place in the fridge for the time being.

  2. Roll out the remaining pastry into a disk and cut out 8-10 long, even strips, about 2 cm wide. 

  3. Heat a large frying pan and toast the almonds until golden brown and aromatic. Take off the heat and set aside. 

  4. Half and destone the plums, cutting any larger ones into quarters. Cut butter into a small cubes, and add to plums along with the almonds, sugar, cornflour and spices.

  5. Pile the plum mixture into prepared pie base. Arrange pastry strips into a lattice pattern on top of the pie. Bring up the overhanging pastry and seal with the strips using your fingertips, remove any excess pastry. Brush the pie all over with egg wash or dairy-free milk if vegan. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

  6. Pre-heat the oven to 190 C, insert the baking tray into the oven so it can warm up. Place the pie on the pre-heated baking tray and allow to bake for 20 minutes, turning and rotating occasionally. Reduce the temperature to 170 C and bake for another 25 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 3 hours. Serve with some ice cream or whipped cream, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use this recipe for the pastry

You will need 23 cm loose bottom pie dish or tart tin.