plum pie bites

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking,Dessert,Gluten Free,recipes,Vegan,Vegan MoFo

I have some fun new tart pans, and last week I bought plums and made my pie crust to make mini plum tarts.

After I had made the pie crust dough, I rolled it out and piled the whole plums next to it, so I could you know, take an “action shot” of the prep table. Then I had a whole new idea, and … well, those fun tart pans will have to wait for something else.

I wrapped the whole plums in pie pastry, taking individual desserts to a whole new level.

I pitted the plums (carefully – to keep them whole), dipped them into a sugary bath, then wrapped them into pie pastry to make mini pie bites.

The plums should be sweet, these plums were so very sweet.

They should be baked and served warm with roasted plum ice cream.

plum pie bites

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

6-8 whole plums
1/4 cup granulated sugar (plus more for dusting)
splash water
1 recipe easy pie crust (vegan / gluten free)
2 tablespoons butter (Earth Balance soy free), melted

Carefully remove pits from plums, leaving them ‘whole’. Combine sugar and water to form a sweet paste. Roll out dough. Dip a plum into sugary water, set on pie pastry dough and cut around plum, leaving at least an inch around to wrap (eyeball this estimation based on size of plums). Wrap pastry around plum to cover it, place seam side down on prepared (parchment, silpat) baking sheet. Repeat with remaining plums. 

Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

…and you know I have already done this with other whole fruit and veggies.

 

{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 9, 2012 at 5:27 am

What a fun recipe. How perfect would those be for a party! We had a plum tree growing up. Let’s just say I ate a lot of plums and we had lots of plum jam LOL

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2 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

we had a plum tree too – LOVED it!

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3 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 9, 2012 at 5:36 am

Such a great idea! SO easy. You could do this with practically any fruit or veg out there. Ah!

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4 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I know… I’ve already done this with others ;)

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5 Lisa October 9, 2012 at 5:39 am

Love these! So cute and plums in a bite-sized pastry is not something you see a lot of of. It’s mainly apples, cherries and other berries. I definitely need to try these!

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6 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

yes, a nice surprise with the plum! :)

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7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 9, 2012 at 5:40 am

I love it when you start a recipe and then come up with something a whole lot more fun while putting things together! This is like little mini apple dumplings only with plums! YUM!

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8 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I know, that’s what I first thought of, the apple dumplings (with whole apples!) we had as kids.

how could I forget those for so long, and not make something like this?? ah, well… I am making up for it now… already made OTHER things ;)

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9 Ashley F. October 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

So easy yet so fancy! Those are my favorite kinds of dishes to make – always gets ‘ooos’ and ‘ahhhs’ from guests :)

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10 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I know, and really very easy!

some of the best things are…

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11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 9, 2012 at 6:54 am

These are perfect for all the upcoming holiday parties! I love the simplicity of it… yet I know that juicy fruit in the middle will feel decadent. And I sort of want to add some brie…

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12 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

oh GAAH brie would be amazing!

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13 jobo October 9, 2012 at 6:56 am

I loooove italian plums, or whatever those are called, they are my favorite and remind me of my Nonna! this recipe looks so divine!

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14 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I love all the plums!! but yes, these were my favorite so far ;)

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15 Beth @ Tasty Yummies October 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

Gosh these are sooo stinken cute!! I love how easy they are. I bet they would be delicious with apples, pears or even pumpkin puree, too! Love it.

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16 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

pretty much anything… it’s fun with a whole fruit!

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17 Bea October 9, 2012 at 7:20 am

These looks amazing! Italian plums are the best – what a great idea to make them into individual mini treats :)

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18 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I am loving the plums available right now, both at the grocery and at the farmers market… SO good!

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19 Stephanie October 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

These would be perfect for a large group of people. Great idea! =)

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20 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

yes they would! so easy but a fun surprise.

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21 Amanda October 9, 2012 at 9:34 am

These are adorable! I absolutely love your idea to wrap whole fruit in pie crust – genius!

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22 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

the possibilities are endless, absolutely endless!

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23 Emma Deirdre October 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

These look delicious! Very clever recipe, thanks for the inspiration!x

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24 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

thank you, Emma!

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25 Yum Girl October 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

What a clever idea and pretty photos. If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!

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26 Eileen October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Eeee! Whole plums encased in pasty! These are the most appealing tiny dessert bites ever. :)

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27 spabettie October 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

eeee! yes! so happy you like them… they were fun to make and eat. I’ve already done this with other things… I cannot be stopped. ;)

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28 Matt mmWine Horbund October 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

What an awesome idea! Love this recipe of plum pie bites! They are easy, delicious, and portion controlled!

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29 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

thanks, Matt – that was a lovely accident, the portion control ;)

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30 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Wow…just wow. I cannot keep up with all your amazing recipes. I want to try them all.

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31 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

aw, thank you Meghan! that makes me so happy, you don’t even know!

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32 Lindsay October 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Ooooooh these are gorgeous. I am excited to try these with all different fruits!!!

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33 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I know – the possibilities are endless, right? I have already made a savory one…

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34 cookingrookie October 10, 2012 at 2:24 am

such simple and brilliant idea! and just in time – we have so many different varieties of plums in the grocery stores these days. It’s almost like a plum cobbler, but because each plum is individually packed it’s harder to cheat and eat more than one serving :-). and I need more portion control for sure.

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35 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

ha, I definitely do too ;) a friend suggested stuffing these with brie. OH MY.

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36 what katie's baking October 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

this is such a good idea!!!! perfect little appetizers or finger desserts!

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37 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

thanks, Katie! I have made an appetizer one too… ;)

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38 Shirley @ gfe October 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Picture perfect!!! Love these, Kristina. :-) Looking forward to that ice cream recipe, too. ;-)

xo,
Shirley

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39 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm

thanks Shirley! are you a big ice cream fan?

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40 Shirley @ gfe October 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Ice cream is one of my biggest weaknesses! It’s one reason I am not completely dairy free to be honest, so I love terrific dairy-free, vegan ice cream recipes. :-)

xo,
Shirley

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41 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

any fun flavor I could attempt for you?? I love to make a good ice cream! (oh my, I just got deja vu!! have I asked you this before???) :D

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42 Shirley @ gfe October 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Ooooh, I don’t remember, but maybe! ;-) Favorite flavors that I still want and haven’t created myself? Hmmm, I don’t know. I just like the creations that you and others come up with. Ones I never would have thought of on my own! :-)

xo,
Shirley

43 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) October 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

This is indeed individual dessert taken to a whole new level!
I love the color of the icecream and can’t wait for the recipe

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44 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

thank you, Sawsan! plum ice cream coming soon…

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45 Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack! October 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

How cute are these!!? I love how simple they are, too. Mmm..

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46 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

thank you! :) and yep, SO simple. we loved them.

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47 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 12, 2012 at 6:56 am

Oh.wow. I love this idea and I rarely use plums!! Need to figure out how to pin this from my iPad now. ;)

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48 spabettie October 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

it’s a fun one, for sure! :)

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49 moonsword October 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

Many thanks for the recipe! I think it has all sorts of creative potential. Maybe half a plum and half a small apricot or fig, or half a plum cradling a scoop of spicy pear jam, cashew butter or a little crunchy granola . Maybe a whole pitted plum, date or apricot with a yumful goodie hidden inside…a juicy raspberry, or a scoop of jam or marmalade, or dare I say chocolate which would get all melty in the oven…like a surprise within a surprise! If only you could get ice cream inside and keep it frozen while you bake it. Oh, one can only dream of such things… :)

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50 spabettie October 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

oh, yes… the possibilities are endless… I have already done a savory one, and it was stuffed. ;) coming up next month, since this month is all about sweets.

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51 Kristy October 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

these are so awesome, we made this weekend for a party and everyone was so impressed! I will be making again, thanks!

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52 spabettie October 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

thanks for letting me know, Kristy! so happy you liked them!

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53 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

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