Take a look at this delicious pie recipe using damson plums! Damson plums are a unique heirloom variety of plums traditionally used for recipes just like this one! This dessert is perfect for those who love a good treat but are a little sensitive to desserts that are excessively sweet. While damson plums are indeed sweet, they are also a bit more tart than your average plum, which makes for a unique yet highly satisfying plum pie.

Recipe by: Gourmandistan



  • 1 lb. damson plums
  • 12 oz. sugar


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 TB butter, frozenĀ and chopped in small pieces
  • 3 TB lard, frozenĀ and chopped in small pieces
  • 1-1/2 TB (or more) ice water


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 TB melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. damson plum preserves

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*The featured image is a stock photo meant to represent this dish.