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.
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”:
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.
Remove from heat and add the cream, then whisk until smooth. Add the salt, vanilla, eggs, and cardamom, and whisk until evenly blended.
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.
Sprinkle surface of pie with sea salt and cool for at least one hour. Best served warm.