Saffron Caramel Cardamom Apple Pie

Apple pie with saffron caramel sauce. A delicious blend of warm flavors brightened by the addition of saffron into caramel!

This has become one of my favorite flavor profiles! The key ingredient is the saffron caramel sauce.  The longer it sits, the more saffron flavor comes through.

I’ve used ready-made pie crust and dough making this an easy pie to whip up! I’ve used Wholly Wholesome for the crust and dough.

Link to the saffron caramel sauce is here:  Saffron Caramel Sauce

Saffron Caramel Cardamom Apple Pie

Shilpa Joshi
Apple pie with saffron caramel sauce. A delicious blend of warm flavors brightened by the addition of saffron into caramel!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6 apples (3 pink lady and 3 honey crisp)
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Cloves
  • Ready-made pie crusts and dough thawed
  • Sea salt, optional for the top or caramel
  • Pinch of saffron
  • ¾ cup Saffron caramel sauce (recipe link above)

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2

  • Crush saffron and place in 2 tbsp warm water to bloom

Step 3

  • Combine apple slices, lemon juice, flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, saffron water and nutmeg. Toss until the apples are well coated

Step 4

  • Add the apple mixture to thawed pie crust

Step 5

  • Place the other pie dough circle on top to close the pie and press down around edges to close pie. Make two slits in top of pie.

Step 6

  • Cut 4 slits in the top of the pie for ventilation. Brush with heavy cream or egg wash.

Step 7

  • Bake the pie for 55-60 minutes until golden brown.

Step 8

  • Make saffron caramel sauce if not already made (link above in post)

Step 9

  • Once the sauce has cooled, top pie with saffron caramel sauce

Step 10

  • Add a few saffron strands for garnish (optional) and serve!
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