Damson Plum Pie

Damson Plum Pie

Updated 8/26/21

Damson Plum Pie
Damson Plum Pie

"This old-fashioned Damson Plum Pie, also called Damson Pie or Caramel Pie, is a classic Virginia dessert that's been loved for generations. The simple custard filling comes together in just minutes, thanks to a flavorful combination of damson plum preserves, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract. The vintage treat tastes a lot like a sweet-tart chess pie, and it's perfect when served with a dollop of whipped cream! A few of my local friends were recently discussing the damson plum pie recipes that their great grandmothers served when the fruit ripened each season. Apparently every farmhouse kitchen, local boarding house, or cozy café had its own version of a Damson Pie, also called a Caramel Pie. You can find these recipes in any of the little cookbooks that the churches publish as fundraisers, and they're all very similar: a flaky, buttery pie crust filled with a custard made from eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and damson plum preserves."

Serves8 people

Preparation Time20 min

Chilling Time3 hr

Cooking Time45 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9 inch pie plate

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