*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Deep Plum Pie
 
 Recipe By     : The Canadiana Cookbook/Mme Jehane Benoit
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruit                            Pies & Pastry
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12      to 16         halved and pitted blue plums
      1/2  c             brown sugar
      1/2  c             white sugar
      1/4  tsp           ground cloves or 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
           pinch         salt
    2      tbsp          quick-cooking tapioca
    2      tbsp          lemonjuice
    1      tbsp          butter
                         Pastry for one crust pie
 
 Fill a 9 x 9 x 2 " baking dish about 3/4 full with the plums places cut
 side down. Combine the sugar, cloves or cardamon, salt and tapioca and
 sprinkle over the fruit. Shake the dish slightly so that the sugar will
 sift down through the fruit. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and dot with the
 butter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
 
 Roll the pastry and cut nine 3 circles from it. Remove the pie from the
 oven and place the circles of pastry over the fruit in a slightly
 overlapping design. Return the pie to the oven and bake for an additional
 20 minutes or until the fruit is tender and the pastry brown.  Serve warm
 or cold.
 
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 NOTES : When the first British Columbia plums arrive on the market, I make
 this pie. If I'm in a hurry, I replace the pastry circles with a big
 roundball of vanilla ice cream set over the slightly warm plum mixture.