Cardamom Salted Caramel Pie

“Now I’m a Grown Up” Cardamom and Salted Caramel Pie

Prove you’re a grown up now with this Cardamom and Salted Caramel Pie. An incredibly easy to make pie that you can bake in less than an hour.

My friend Jon helped me move into my first grown-up house recently, and I promised him that I’d return the favor by baking him a pie.

It’s a shame he’s not named Tyler, since this particular confection is a spinoff of old-fashioned Tyler Pie. You haven’t heard of it? Why, it’s named after the 10th president of the United States of America, John Tyler of Virginia. Know your history. Eat your dessert.

Here’s my theory: you’re not really a grown-up until you own cardamom and/or a dishwasher. Now that I have both, I saw no excuse not to make this Tyler pie for Jon, and then throw the pan into Jim Bob. (It’s what I named the dishwasher.)   Enjoy, Jon. Thanks, America. See you soon, Jim Bob.

Update:

It is with great sadness to share that after many severe bouts with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, Erin took her own life on 12/12/2016. I hope that in leaving this recipe up it will show the world what a brilliant baker she was.

This is a quote from her sister remembering her only days after her passing.

“Erin wanted to do everything. She wanted to bake pies for the homeless during holidays. She wanted to teach therapeutic writing classes and be a peer counselor. She wanted to document the lives of the forgotten women living within the walls of silent sexual abuse. She wanted to teach children photography in third-world countries. She wanted to save animals and be a voice for whatever being didn’t have one. Tragically, now Erin has lost her voice as well.”

We think she would have loved it if you donated to one of these causes she believed in under her name “Erin Elizabeth Bardwell”:

Cardamom & Salted Caramel Pie
Prove you're a grown up with this Cardamom Salted Caramel Pie
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. Dough for single-crust pie
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  3. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  4. 2/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  5. 3 eggs, beaten
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp cardamom
  8. 1 1/2 tsp table salt
  9. Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Roll out dough and fit into a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. Put butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. As the butter melts, stir to combine with the sugar. Once mixture is smoothly blended and beginning to bubble, cook for 2 minutes longer, whisking constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add the cream, then whisk until smooth. Add the salt, vanilla, eggs, and cardamom, and whisk until evenly blended.
  5. Pour into the prepared pie shell. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the filling quivers slightly when the pan is jiggled and the surface is puffy.
  6. Sprinkle surface of pie with sea salt and cool for at least one hour. Best served warm.
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17 comments on ““Now I’m a Grown Up” Cardamom and Salted Caramel Pie

  1. February 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

    This looks delicious, I must try it!

  2. February 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I dont even bake and I’m going to give this a try, then probably tear up while eating it.
    Thanks you bringer of the Nompocalypse.

  3. February 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    She is right about cardamom!! and dishwasher!! I love what you did here, now she will be forever remembered through this pie. A perfect way to celebrate her life.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks, Suchi! She was so passionate about baking that this, to me is a fitting tribute. This is also written in her voice so her words can live on, even if she is no longer with us.

  4. February 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Such a touching post. It’s so sad that she had to take her own life to have peace. What a beautiful way to pay tribute to her.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Sophia!

  5. February 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Such a touching tribute to your friend – love the spice notes of this pie.

  6. February 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    This Christmas season must have been rough for many. A week after she took her life, I had a close friend take his life as well. It’s a sad time. I love the pie recipe though.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      2016 SUCKED! Sometimes I’m surprised I made out.

  7. February 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

    So very sorry to hear the story about Erin and what a lovely pie in her honor. It’s truly decadent and love the flavor combination.

    • February 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Lora!

  8. February 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I love how you paid tribute to your friend…beautiful. Virtual hug coming through.

    • February 19, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Aww thank you Sandi!

      via GIPHY

  9. February 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Haha – I would tend to agree. You can’t be a real grown up if you don’t own cardamom! 😉

  10. February 18, 2017 at 5:15 am

    This is a perfect recipe for me and my husband to share! I can’t wait to make this for him!

    • February 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Share? Eat it all yourself!

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