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Servings: 9″ double crust pie

Ingredients:

FILLING

  • 4 cups Nature’s Partner® Plums
  • (1 ½ bags, or 3 lbs), unpeeled, cut into pieces w/pits removed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar or artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp Minute® Tapioca

CRUST

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup milk

TOPPING (optional)

  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

BAKING EQUIPMENT

  • 9” Pie Pan, Bread Board, Mixing Bowls, Plastic Wrap and Pastry Brush (for optional topping)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix filling ingredients and set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, mix flour and salt. Using a fork, stir oil and milk into flour with until mixture is damp.
  3. Dampen a clean, dry breadboard and cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Form 1/2 of the crust mixture into a ball and place on the board.
  5. Cover the top of this crust mixture with another large piece of plastic.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the crust. Reposition the plastic as needed to keep the pin from touching the dough.
  7. Continue rolling until the dough is slightly larger than the pie plate.
  8. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and using the bottom piece of plastic, lift the dough and turn over onto the pie pan.
  9. Form the remaining dough mixture in a ball and repeat steps 4 through 8. Set aside.
  10. Place the pie filling into the pan.
  11. Remove the plastic wrap from the second layer of dough and using the bottom layer of plastic, turn over onto the pan, completely covering the filling.
  12. Tuck the top and bottom crust together, crimp with fingers or the tines of a fork.
  13. Prick the top of the crust several times to allow steam to escape.
  14. Optional Topping: Dip a pastry brush into milk and brush top of pie then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  15. Bake for one hour, remove from oven and cool completely on rack.