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Plum Galette

August 10, 2015 (Last Updated: October 12, 2020)

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Plum Galette is a delicious rustic pie filled with fresh plums.

A slice of pie filled with plums on a white plate.

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 from the pie.

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.


A pie crust filled with fresh plums on a baking sheet.

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.

A serving spatula with a slice of plum pie on spatula.

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 on a white plate with a fork next to the slice of pie.

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Plum Gallette

Plum Galette

Rustic pie made with fresh plums
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 389 kcal



  • 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


  • Make the Crust by adding flour, butter, and lard together in a bowl. Incorporate together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add Salt and Sugar, Stir together.
  • Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture comes together.
  • Place on lightly floured surface and roll into a 10-12 inch circle. Trim circle if needed.
  • Move pie dough onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


  •  Mix, plums, sugar, and flour together in a bowl.
  • Pour plum mixture on top of prepared pie dough.
  • Spread mixture 2-3 inches to the end of dough.
  • Gently fold over dough so dough just covers the end of the filling. Dough will overlap slightly as you fold inward.
  • Brush cream  over exposed part of dough. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.


Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 445IUVitamin C: 7.8mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword fresh plum recipes, plum galette, plum pie, plum recipes
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  • Reply
    FRED G
    May 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    5 stars
    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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