Select large purple plums, about fifteen plums for a good-sized pie; cut
them in halves, remove the kernels and dip each half in flour. Line your
pie-tin with a rich paste and lay in the plums, close together, and
sprinkle thickly with a whole cup of sugar. Lay strips of paste across
the top, into bars, also a strip around the rim, and press all around
the edge with a pointed knife or fork, which will make a fancy border.
Sift powdered sugar on top. Damson pie is made in the same way. Eat