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Keto plum pie

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Delicious rustic keto plum pie! This vintage low carb pie with almonds and plums is perfect keto, gluten free and paleo dessert or breakfast full of taste.

Plums on keto diet

I like to eat fruits and veggies in season. On keto diet there is not so many fruits recommended to eat but still there is few with lower amount of carbs and you can make great keto pies and cakes out of it. One of the fruits you can have in moderation are definitely plums. Plums contain only 9.6 g of NET Carbs in 100 g. This is very good, less than blueberries! If you want to read more about fruits on keto, check this article from Diet Doctor.

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Keto lifestyle

I am on keto lifestyle for many years already, and this is the way I live. For me this is not a temporary diet, I see keto as a way of life. Also my food is very important for me and my family. That’s why I love preparing delicious keto desserts with different ingredients. Keto desserts and creative keto kitchen are the reason why I am able to succeed for few years already.

These plums that I use in this recipe are blue plums with quite thick skin. Those are actually some old fashioned plums that grow here in Croatia and they have only a very little carbs. I prepare delicious jam with those plums, as well as ice cream.

Picture of fresh plums

Old fashioned keto plum pie recipe

This time I want to share this delicious keto plum cake recipe with you. It’s a real old fashioned, vintage keto pie. I make it with ingredients you can easily find. Just ground almonds, a little bit of butter and eggs with a little bit of sweetener and some spices.

Plum pie reminds me of autumn. I always preserve our homegrown plums in the freezer for late autumn and winter. I remove the stones, put halves in the plastic bag an keep it in the freezer.

Picture of low carb plum cake with almonds

During the autumn and winter I just take few plums from the freezer and make pies. Oh, there is nothing better than sitting on sofa with nice warm blanket, cup of hot tea and a slice of keto plum pie. Cinnamon, ginger, rum and vanilla… OMG, the best! That’s why I love autumn and I am happy to seeing some autumn signs already. And I see them in plums, cooler nights, nuts falling from the trees. And that’s enough to feel good! 💕

Picture of a slice of lchf plum pie on a table in the garden

Tips for making keto plum pie

Ground almonds – use ground almonds. You can use already grounded from the supermarket but it’s way more delicious if you roast them on a hot pan for a minute and grind them. You can grind almonds in a food processor or with an old fashioned nuts grinder. Whatever you have, it will be perfect!

Use plums halves

In the recipe I use fresh plums cut in halves. You can use frozen also. Just be sure that there is no ice on them. You don’t need excess water on top of your pie.

Picture of a procedure to make keto pie with plums and almonds

Use autumn spices

I like to use cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and rum essence with plums. It goes great and so much reminds of autumn. It gives some nice and cozy feeling.

How to serve low carb plum cake?

I like to have a slice of plum cake with my coffee for breakfast and with afternoon tea. You can add a generous spoon of sour cream on top of your slice. It’s so good!

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Keto plum pie

Picture of keto plum pie with ground almonds

Delicious rustic keto plum pie! This vintage low carb pie with almonds and plums is perfect keto, gluten free and paleo dessert or breakfast full of taste.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Melted butter 6 TBS/75 g/2.65 oz
  • Low carb sweetener* (I was using erythritol) 1/4 cup
  • For paleo version you can use honey. Honey is not recommended for keto.
  • Rum extract 1 tsp
  • Vanilla 1 tsp
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • Optional spices
  • Pinch of powdered ginger
  • Nutmeg powdered pinch
  • 2 M eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • Ground almonds/almond meal 1 cup/90 g/3.18 oz
  • Coconut flour 1/4 cup/20 g/0.70 oz
  • Plum halves 1 cup/150 g/5.3 oz
  • Optional sour cream for serving


  1. Prepare plums. Cut them in halves and remove stones.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C with fan.
  3. Whisk melted butter with sweetener, rum, vanilla, zest of lemon, pinch of salt, cinnamon and optional spices like pinch of powdered ginger and nutmeg.
  4. Add eggs and continue to whisk until mixture smooth and glossy.
  5. Whisk in baking powder, ground almonds or almond meal and coconut flour until you get nice mixture.
  6. Butter pie pan and sprinkle with ground almonds.
  7. Pour the mixture into prepared pie pan.
  8. Place plum halves on top.
  9. Optionally you can put some blanched almond slices on top.
  10. Bake keto plum cake for 20 minutes or until baked.
  11. Serve plum pie as a dessert or breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. You can add 1 TBS of sour cream on top of your slice. It's delicious!


Use 23 cm/9 inch pie pan or smaller.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 10.3gCarbohydrates: 2.81gNet Carbohydrates: 2.01gFiber: 0.8gProtein: 3.4g

This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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  • Reply
    September 12, 2020 at 12:35 am

    I made this today to use up some hard plums we bought. I simmered the slices in some water & erythritol until they were soft, then put them and the sauce on top of the batter to bake. After a couple of bites, my husband asked “Is this Keto”? What usually follows is “It seems a little grainy”. But today I was pleased when he said “Hang on to this recipe, it’s a keeper!” I’m glad I found your site!

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      Family On Keto
      October 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Dear Debbie, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so happy to hear this!

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    August 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I have been impatiently waiting for plum season just so I could make this cake and it was soooo worth the wait. This cake is OMG delicious! I am definitely filling my freezer with plums so that I can make this cake all year. We cut it into 8 servings and topped with brown sugar & cinnamon whipped cream. My daughter just had the last piece for breakfast. 😭. That deserves the mother of the year award no? 😜

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      Family On Keto
      August 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Dear Rosanne, thank you so much for this comment! <3

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    July 28, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    This looks delicious!
    My dad also gave me a lot of plums so this seems like a good way to use them and treat the fiance at the same time!
    Although I couldn’t find coconut flour anywhere.
    Do you think I could replace it with ground almonds?

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      Family On Keto
      July 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Christie, probably you can, structure will be different but it might be delicious. Just you need to use 3 or 4 times more ground almonds instead of the coconut flour amount. I hope this helps!

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    Lucas Chagas Vital
    July 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    That was very good, I’m a bit confused with the 12 servings though. My pie didn’t grow that much and we think it was more like 4-6 servings. Could you please share what is the internal temperature when yours is fully baked?

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      Family On Keto
      July 4, 2020 at 8:47 am

      Hi Lucas, those are international serving sizes based on 2000 cal diet, not portions that we usually call serving. So I thing here is the confusion. I am sorry.

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    February 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

    This was so delicious thank you for the recipe! I was given a lot of plums from my dads tree and this was a great way to use up a chunk. I just happened to have some sour cream and the combo was fab!

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      Family On Keto
      February 16, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Dear Loulou, thank you so much for commenting, I really appreciate this! I am so happy to hear that you love the cake!

  • Reply
    August 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    What a fantastic dessert! We love plums and definitely don’t use them enough in our baking.

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    August 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    What a gorgeous cake. I think plums are so underrated.

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    August 29, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Yum! What a delicious treat! I love that you used plums!

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    Amy | The Cook Report
    August 29, 2019 at 10:22 am

    This looks so delicious and the plums look amazing!

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    August 29, 2019 at 9:18 am

    For some reason I never bake with plums even though I love them! I definitely need to try making this x

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      Family On Keto
      August 29, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Hi Romina, thanks for your comment! you would definitely love this!

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