September 7. . .already! The summer is over as is Labor Day! How in the world did that happen? It is hard to believe that we are in a new school year. . .and that Barbi and her brother Ben are both seniors this year–one in college, and the other high school! The days of summer were filled with working; gardening; and preserving fruits and veggies. Fresh fruits from the orchard are always a welcome delight.
This year our blueberry bushes and plum and fig trees gave wonderfully in their bounty! We enjoyed eating them fresh, making jam; and freezing them.
Another way we enjoy them is in a pie. Here is my version of a cold Plum Pie–perfect for a hot summer (or autumn) day.
I sort of just wing it when making this pie! I add sugar to taste and cornstarch until thick!
1 baked 9-inch pie shell or graham cracker crust
3 c. crushed plums
1 c. sugar
3-4 tbsp. cornstarch
Put plums in sauce pot. Stir in sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil a few minutes or until thick. Let cool. Pour into pie shell and refrigerate several hours or over night. Serve with a dollop of Cool whip!