Delicious Gluten-free Plum Pie with vanilla cream

by Lucia

This gluten-free plum pie has been through a long process from the first idea until it arrived to the blog. Delicious, beautiful and easy to prepare too. I was running a survey some time ago about what kind of recipes you want. I know it might sound crazy to make a desserts from beans but many of you answered that you would like to try it!

So, in the meantime, as I love challenging myself always more and more, I have been working on this pie in the last month. Testing, tasting (haha this is the most funny part), testing and tasting again. I think I tested this recipe 5 or 6 times. But as a result, I have created a recipe, that is vegan, gluten-free , sugar-free – it’s only naturally sweetened and made with white beans. It’s nutrient and healthier.

This pie is perfect for autumn. I love baking with plums, they are so delicious, fresh or baked. The crust here is so soft yet crunchy and it perfectly matches with soft cream and plums. This pie is gluten-free, diary-free and the pie crust is also vegan.

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Diary-free vanilla cream

Vanilla pudding cream is very simple to make. All you need is a soy milk (i like using soy, as it’s more dense than rice milk for example, and as a result, the consistency will be more creamy. But, If you do not follow any diary-free diet, it’s fine to make it with a full fat milk. In this case, you just follow the same recipe as written below.

This pudding cream is completely home-made, using very simple ingredients. You can also prepare it for a breakfast or snack with some fruit. If you love puddings, you have to try this recipe.

Pie crust

This pie crust is vegan, sugar free and diary-free. There is no butter. You might be surprised, but I prepare it with white beans, cooked without any salt. I rinse them very well under the running water and let them dry in a sieve. There shouldn’t be any left water when preparing the batter. Then, just place them in a food processor, together with dry dates and oil, and blend until completely smooth. Place the bean butter into a bowl, add buckwheat flour and cornstarch, some spoons of milk and incorporate all ingredients together by spoon of hand, until you create a dough.

Beans from a can?

I have tried to use also beans from a can and it works well, but pay attention to the salt. Usually beans in a can are quite salty and the cake would not be the same. But you can use also red beans, instead of white ones. Red beans in a can are already sweetened, so this will work well too.

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This Gluten-free Plum Pie is:

  • Gluten-free 
  • Vegetarian
  • Made with beans and buckwheat flour
  • Diary-free
  • Simple & delicious
  • Nutrient & Healthy
  • Satisfying and beaufitul for any occasion

Need more inspirations?

You can check some of my other recipes also. If you would like trying baking with beans, try this grain-free recipe for Coconut & Cashew cake. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, even sugar-free (as it’s made with dry dates), and it’s made with white beans.

Anyway, If you are not sure about baking with beans (I highly recommend to try it once), you can check the recipe Autumn apple cake with walnuts. This is made with chickpea and buckwheat flour, and grated apples just makes it so moist and delicious. And here, you find more recipes with chickpea flour. Or see all my recipes here.

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Recipe for this gluten-free plum pie with vanilla cream

Gluten-free plum pie with vanilla cream | Healthy Goodies by Lucia

Gluten-free plum pie with vanilla cream

This gluten-free plum pie has been through a long process from the first idea until it arrived to the blog. Delicious, beautiful… All Recipes plum pie vanilla cream autumn recipe European Print
Serves: about 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • Ingredients for the pie crust:
  • 70 g white beans, cooked and rinsed under the water, dried
  • 70 g dry dates pitted
  • 20 g plant-based oil
  • 70 g buckwheat flour
  • 15 g cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp plant based milk
  • 0,5 tsp baking powder
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  • Ingredients for the vanilla cream
  • 350 ml soy milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 80 g raw cane sugar
  • 35 g cornstarch
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  • some plums, washed, cut in tiny pieces


Instructions for the crust

    • Preheat the oven for 180 degrees and grease the baking pan (about 22 cm diameter)
    • Rinse cooked beans under running water and let them dry in a sieve. 
    • place them into a food processor together with dry dates and oil and blend until completely smooth.
    • Pour the batter into a bowl, add buckwheat flour, cornstarch, milk and baking powder and work with hands until dough comes together.
    • Roll out some parchment paper and flour it lightly. Place the dough on the parchment paper. Using the rolling pin, roll it gently from the centre out, turning the dough into a round shape, slightly bigger than the baking pan. Flour the top of the dough to prevent sticking. 
    • The dough will be very soft and to move it into a baking pan is easier with the parchment paper. Take the paper with hands and turn it down, so the dough faces the baking pan and the parchment paper will be on top. When you put the dough down into the pan, you can remove from the top the paper. Then just push the side of the dough to the sides of the baking pan. 

Instructions for the cream

  • Put milk into a saucepan, add vanilla bean (optional). Let it warm but turn off the heat before starting boiling. Put aside.
  • Separate yolks from whites and place yolks into a bigger bowl. Incorporate sugar into yolks by a whisk and mix it until sugar melts. Yolks, together with sugar will create a yellow foam.
  • Add cornstarch and continue stirring by a whisk. At that point, the batter might be hard to mix but it's ok. 
  • Now, take the milk (still hot temperature) and start adding slowly a little bit of milk into the batter. Continue constantly stirring by a whisk. Keep stirring and keep adding a little bit of milk every time. Why we do not add all at once? Because, the milk is very hot and if you add it all immediately, the yolks would get cooked. We don't want this.
  • When you incorporate all milk into the batter, pour it all at once back to the pot (which you used to heat the milk) and place it over a low/medium heat. You have to keep stirring, in order to avoid creating any lumps. 
  • It might take also about 5-7 minutes of stirring, until you the pudding start getting denser. Turn off the heat as soon as the first bubbles appear in the centre of the pot. Be patient and do not increase the heat to make the process faster. 
  • Once you turn off the heat, move the pudding onto the dough you prepared earlier. 
  • Place plums on top and put into the oven for 30 minutes. 


This pie is gluten-free, diary-free and the pie crust is vegan.

Let me know if you tried this gluten-free upside-down orange cake here in a comment or on instagram! Tag  #healthygoodiesbylucia on instagram and I will be very happy to see and share your photo in my stories! 

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Author Lucia Marecak
Author Lucia Marecak

Hi there! My name is Lucia, a recipe developer and food photographer behind this blog. I love eating healthy and nutrient eats, it helps me to stay fit, have a lot of energy and feel great. And for this reason I share with you all my favourite recipes. My goal is to inspire you to eat in a better and healthier way and show you how amazing legumes are!

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