Fall Saffron Baking Recipes
October marks the heart of the fall season, which means it’s the perfect time to get warm and cozy in the kitchen and begin planning all of your baking recipes for the upcoming holiday season. Spice up your fall baking game with these decadent saffron baking recipes, perfect for the chilly months ahead.
Favorite 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. Check out this delicious recipe for Braised Apples with Saffron and Cider by Martha Stewart. Golden apples with a handful of bright, zesty currants infused in golden, floral saffron threads 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 make an excellent addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Poached pears are simple enough for an easy weeknight dessert, yet decadent enough for 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 floral fall flavors like delicate cardamom and saffron.
Perfect Saffron Popovers
These decadent saffron popovers are perfect in every way. They're perfect for a festive weekend brunch, side dish with your meal, or even dessert, drizzled with some saffron simple syrup or powdered sugar. Better yet, they come together with 5 simple, household ingredients. The perfect addition to your holiday dinner routine.
Saffron Coconut Macaroons
Looking for the perfect, unique cookie to bring to your holiday cookie swap? Or just want to whip up an easy sweet treat to impress your family and friends? Look no further than these super-simple saffron coconut macaroons. Made with only 4 ingredients, they're easy to make and easier to enjoy. Coconut + Saffron are a culinary combo you don't want to miss.
Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie
Apple and pumpkin pies are fall staples for any dinner party, but why not try something new this year with this recipe for Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie. The fresh lemon gives this pie a refreshing, bright flavor, while the creamy buttermilk provides a creamy, tangy contrast. Both of these zesty flavors are perfectly contrasted by the rich, floral notes of the golden saffron threads saffron. (Not to mention the color contrast is fantastic). Someone save us a slice!
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 a pinch of golden saffron threads. Let sit for one hour before using. Incorporate this rich saffron butter into your favorite fall baking recipes just like you would traditional butter.
Or, for a decadent spread, whip up a batch of saffron salted compound butter. Simply fold 1 teaspoon of our Saffron Seasoned Salt into a stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter until well combined and creamy. Use as a spread on crusty bread or muffins, or top off your pasta, steak, or grilled veggies with a dollop for an indulgent holiday treat.
Saffron Whipped Cream
Just like with saffron infused butter, you can easily create a bowl of saffron infused whipped cream to elevate any simple dessert. The blend of rich floral saffron, dairy and sugar is a match made in heaven. Here’s how to make it:
- Add 1/4 cup of heavy cream to a small saucepan and add in a pinch of saffron threads.
- Heat the mixture to a simmer and remove from heat. Let steep for about 20 minutes.
- Combine cooled saffron infused cream with 3/4 cup chilled heavy cream in a large mixing bowl.
- Add in a Tablespoon of sugar and pinch of salt. Beat to stiff peaks using an electric mixer, and serve
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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