This Honeyplum Pie recipe is inspired by an item I found while exploring Adrenweald in the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion. I was stoked to see Lemonseed, a vendor in the Heart of the Forest, selling Honeyplum Pie - pie is one of my favorite things to make. Although honeyplums don't exist in the real world, I tried to pack honey flavor into this pie. This pie is absolutely delicious - it’s sweet with just a touch of tartness. The freshly grated nutmeg makes the deep plum flavors pop. In my opinion, it's the perfect end-of-summer fruit pie
- 2 standard pie crusts (first crust rolled into a metal pie pan, and second crust cut into a lattice)
- 2 pounds black plums, quartered
- ⅓ cup (113 grams) honey
- 1 cup (200 grams) packed light brown sugar
- Juice of half a lemon
- ⅓ cup (40 grams) cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- White sugar for sprinkling
- 1 large egg
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a sheet pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
In a large bowl stir together the quartered plums, honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, salt, and spices. Allow to sit for 20 minutes. Make the egg wash - in a small bowl whisk together a large egg and 1 tablespoon cold water.
Pour pie filling into prepared pie shell, and top with lattice. Trim away any excess dough and coat with egg wash and white sugar. Chill pie in freezer for 15 minutes.
Place chilled pie on prepared baking sheet. Bake the pie for 60 minutes and then cover loosely with tin foil. Bake pie for an additional 20 minutes. When done, the center of the pie will be bubbling and the internal temperature will read 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cool pie for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream