7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The combination of chicken, plums, and cinnamon on a puff pastry crust makes for an unusual and tasty treat. This recipe won second place in a cooking competition... you'll LOVE it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Press the puff pastry sheet into an 8-inch round or square pan.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bottom of the pastry is very lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix together the chicken, 4 chopped plums, chicken broth, mace, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture over the partially-baked crust, and arrange slices of 2 plums over the top. Drizzle the pie with melted butter, and sprinkle with brown sugar.

  • Bake the pie in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the plum slices have caramelized, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes

This dish can be cooked and eaten hot immediately, or placed in the refrigerator and served later. If serving the pie cold, double the quantity of mace, cinnamon, and cloves. Also, if you mix the chicken mixture the night before, you can let the flavor mix overnight in the fridge. This will let the flavors blend better when you cook it the next day.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; 28.9 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 179 mg sodium. 28.1 g carbohydrates; 22.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
This was good-tasting and easy to make. A few changes: I didn't have puff pastry so I used a regular pie crust baked as directed and brushed with butter. I also used drained canned plums instead of fresh because that's what I had on hand. Instead of the brown sugar I poured about 2T of the heavy syrup from the can over the pie. It probably came out a little too moist but it was still scrumptious! I want to make this recipe as written sometime soon.
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2014
I made this for dinner last night. We liked it very much; however we thought it was very heavily chicken and puff pastry. It needed something else. Next time I will try adding some veggies especially some cubed pre-roasted butternut squash which we usually have on hand(I think this will blend well with the sweetness of the plums). But overall this is a great idea. The sweetness from the plums and the savory of the seasonings and chicken really go well together. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2011
This was good-tasting and easy to make. A few changes: I didn't have puff pastry so I used a regular pie crust baked as directed and brushed with butter. I also used drained canned plums instead of fresh because that's what I had on hand. Instead of the brown sugar I poured about 2T of the heavy syrup from the can over the pie. It probably came out a little too moist but it was still scrumptious! I want to make this recipe as written sometime soon.
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
Soooo gooood! We all loved it!
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
8.13.16 Hate changing a recipe first time through but I did make one modification. This is an 8x8 pie and I just couldn t imagine a pound of shredded chicken. I cut that amount back significantly and mixed it with 3 plums (not 4) and I still had a dish full of chicken...would do that again. Thought I had mace on hand but I didn t so I did add some cardamom which is a good flavor affiliate for plums. This cooked up beautifully has not only a wonderful balance of sweet and savory but lovely presentation as well. I wouldn t hesitate to serve this to company. Very very nice recipe.
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2014
Original rating 7/2013 was 4 stars -- I made this with pie crust instead of puff pastry and since I was out of mace subbed 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp allspice. It was different but good. I am pretty sure the puff pastry will make it even better. EDITED 7/2014 -- I've made this several times now following the recipe exactly. I think it's a 5 star recipe and I tend to be stingy with 5 star ratings. The only thing I do that is beyond the directions is cook the chicken in chicken broth before shredding so its more flavorful.
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2014
I made this for dinner last night. We liked it very much; however we thought it was very heavily chicken and puff pastry. It needed something else. Next time I will try adding some veggies especially some cubed pre-roasted butternut squash which we usually have on hand(I think this will blend well with the sweetness of the plums). But overall this is a great idea. The sweetness from the plums and the savory of the seasonings and chicken really go well together. Thank you for sharing this recipe!