Fall Saffron Baking Recipes

October marks the heart of the fall season, which means it’s the perfect time to begin planning all of your baking recipes for the upcoming holiday season. Get your fall baking on with these saffron infused baking recipes, perfect for the chilly months ahead.

Fall Saffron Baking Recipes

Braised Apples with Saffron and Cider

October is National Apple Month, so why not harness the flavors of the fall season and pair them with Afghan saffron in this tasty recipe for Braised Apples with Saffron and Cider by Martha Stewart. Golden apples from the fall harvest sprinkled with a handful of brightly colored currants make for a beautiful fall dessert that tastes as good as it looks!

Poached Pears with Cardamom and Saffron

Pears are another fall fruit that are good for more than just a quick on the go snack. Poached pears are perfect for a casual Sunday night dinner or the upcoming holidays celebrating with family and friends. This recipe for Poached Pears with Cardamom and Saffron by Bon Appetite, has a savory and subtly sweet taste due to its use of fall flavors like delicate cardamom and tasty saffron.

Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Apple and pumpkin pies are fall staples for any dinner party, but why not try something new with this recipe for Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie. The fresh lemon gives this pie a refreshing flavor, while the creamy buttermilk provides a unique and tangy flavor, both of which complements the floral notes of the saffron. Someone save us a slice!

Saffron Butter

If you want to find an easy way to incorporate saffron into your favorite fall recipes, simply make a batch of homemade saffron butter. It’s easier than you think! In a small to medium saucepan, melt six tablespoons of butter and ¼ teaspoon of saffron threads. Let sit and cool for one hour before using. Incorporate into your favorite fall baking recipes just like you would traditional butter. That’s it!


Saffron Whipped Cream

Just like with saffron infused butter, you can easily create a bowl of saffron infused whipped cream to top off all of your favorite fall desserts. Here’s how:

  • Pour ½ cup of cream into a small saucepan and add saffron. 
  • Heat the mixture to a simmer and remove from heat then let steep for 20 minutes. 
  • Combine saffron infused cream with the remainder in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly. 
  • When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and add sugar as you beat to stiff peak stage.

No matter what you decide to bake up this fall season, remember to pair it with Afghan saffron for an elevated twist on all of your traditional baking dishes. Happy fall baking!

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