This pie came about when I was a chef on a yacht spending the summer cruising the Canadian Maritimes. We had just left St. John’s and I couldn’t figure out why the owners were not eating the plums on the daily fruit platter. I tasted one and realised they were mealy and tasteless. I decided to make a plum pie. Whilst putting it together I figured I could use up some old grapes to fill in the spaces left by the plum halves. The rag top came from wanting some sort of decorative top.
* With the individual pies, place the plums halves cut side down snugly in the ramekin. You should be able to fit 6 halves in each fill the gaps with grapes if using.