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Plum Galette

August 10, 2015 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

Rustic Plum Pie

What do you do when you  have a surplus of plums?  Make plum galette!  Actually, I’d make this even if I didn’t have a surplus of plums.  In fact, I’d go searching for plums just to make this galette.  A galette is simply a free form pie…more rustic than a regular pie.  It is so much more forgiving than a regular pie too.  If your crust isn’t perfect, it just adds to the charm!

Rustic plum galette with a slice missing

I had never made a galette before or made any kind of dessert using plums.  I don’t know what I was thinking…plums are fantastic as a dessert!

They actually reminded me a bit of a sour cherry in this pie.  Needless to say, I will be making this again.  In fact, I’ve made it twice in the last two weeks…that also means I’ve eaten a whole bunch of plum galette!  The first time I made this, I kept all the fruit in the very center and folded the crust way over.  It wasn’t nearly as pretty.  

This time, I spread the fruit mixture out a bit and just folded over a couple of inches.  It made a much prettier presentation.


Plum Galette ready for the oven

When baking, I highly recommend placing this on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.  The first time, my filling spilled over and ran across my pan.  I can’t even imagine the mess it would have made if it spilled into the oven. Trust me!  Use a rimmed baking sheet.

Serving up a delicious slice of plum galette

I made my own pie dough for this recipe, but if you are in a pinch, you can use a ready made crust.

A slice of Plum Galette

Other plum recipes:

5 from 1 vote
Plum Gallette
Plum Galette
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Rustic pie made with fresh plums

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh plum recipes, plum galette, plum pie, plum recipes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter Cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 8-10 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream or Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Plums Cut into Halves and Quarters
  • 1 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  1. Make the Crust by adding flour, butter, and lard together in a bowl. Incorporate together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Add Salt and Sugar, Stir together.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture comes together.
  4. Place on lightly floured surface and roll into a 10-12 inch circle. Trim circle if needed.
  5. Move pie dough onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1.  Mix, plums, sugar, and flour together in a bowl.

  2. Pour plum mixture on top of prepared pie dough.
  3. Spread mixture 2-3 inches to the end of dough.
  4. Gently fold over dough so dough just covers the end of the filling. Dough will overlap slightly as you fold inward.
  5. Brush cream  over exposed part of dough. Sprinkle with sugar.

  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Plum Galette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 36g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.







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  • Reply
    FRED G
    May 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    What a great idea for another pie.

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    August 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I love a galette – I haven’t tried plums either – was it hard to remove the pit? Looks great – love the rustic charm!

    • Reply
      August 17, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Some plums are free-stone. the pits come out without being stuck to the flesh. Mine are not this kind…I just cut around the pit. It got easier the more I did. There was some waste, but then again, I had about 5,000 plums so I wasn’t too worried!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    August 12, 2015 at 1:40 am

    This galette looks so GOOD, Kathy! I so loved that it has plums!

    • Reply
      August 12, 2015 at 4:23 am

      Thanks, Anu!

  • Reply
    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    August 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Kathy, I am so jealous! I wish I had a plum tree in my yard! This galette looks tender and delicious. P.S. It’s so nice to see a picture of you on your blog– especially with your beautiful barred rock. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Reply
      August 12, 2015 at 4:23 am

      That barred rock is a beauty…I’m not certain she enjoyed the whole photo op though!

  • Reply
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    August 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I absolutely love galettes, and I love how you made this one with plums!!

    • Reply
      August 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      I’ve got to use up those plums!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    August 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Galette recipes are so less stressful than all that pie business. Everything is so all over the place and rustic! I’ totally with you on the prevention of spill over!

    • Reply
      August 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Definitely less stress!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    August 10, 2015 at 11:34 am

    i love galette, this looks yum!

    • Reply
      August 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      It was yummy!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    August 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I am so into galettes lately! They are so pretty and so good. We’ve just made a fantastic savoury galette and next one will be a peach one. Great job on yours!

    • Reply
      August 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Oh yum! I will have to check out yours! Thanks.

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