Apple Custard Pie with Saffron & Cardamom

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Apple custard pie infused with saffron and cardamom is a delightful twist on a classic dessert, blending the comforting flavors of apples with the exotic notes.

Introduction

Selecting the right apples is crucial for the pie's flavor and texture. Opt for crisp, tart varieties like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, which hold their shape well during baking.

Choosing the Apples

A buttery and flaky pie crust forms the foundation of this dessert. Use chilled butter, cold water, and flour to create a dough that rolls out easily and bakes to a golden perfection.

Preparing the Pie

Saffron, known for its distinct aroma and vibrant color, is infused into the custard mixture, imparting a subtle floral essence that complements the sweetness of the apples.

Infusing Flavor

Ground cardamom adds a warm, citrusy flavor to the custard, elevating the pie with its aromatic profile and creating a harmonious blend with the saffron.

Enhancing

The custard filling combines eggs, cream, sugar, and the infused saffron and cardamom, creating a velvety texture that envelops the apple slices as they bake.

Custard Filling

Layer the apple slices evenly over the prepared pie crust, then pour the saffron-cardamom custard mixture over them, ensuring it seeps into all the gaps to create a uniform filling.

Assembling the Pie

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