I have to confess that a week ago I had no idea what “Stone Fruits” even were. I mean, the concept obviously makes sense, but it’s taken me this long to really grasp it. Fruits with a single pit……like stones…..those founding food fathers were clever guys yes? And since I’m on an obvious fruit kick lately, what better than to make a pie using everything leftover in my fridge. (I mean I really did have the perfect amount of ripe peaches, plums and cherries to sitting in my fridge to make this.) If you also have apricots or nectarines, by all means throw ’em in!
My sister Nadia and I made this pie together which was fun! She is an excellent cook but doesn’t love the “rules” of baking. She has, however, always been great at making pies because it allows for a little more creativity don’t you think? One you get the right crust, and understand how to add the right amount of thickening agent for the fruit in use, spices and flavorings are flexible. We both LOVED how this pie turned out. The lemon zest made it perfectly tart and the fruits all melded together in such a great way. I’ve never baked with plums before and I really love what they added to the mix. Go find some fancy stone fruits and whip up this delicious summer pie.