Baking a Cardamom Apple Pie For The Holidays

Baking a Cardamom Apple Pie For The Holidays

What better way to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family than with a delicious slice of pie? This Cardamom Apple Pie is sure to be a hit.

It’s so simple, fresh, and flavorful. Whenever I’m hosting, I like to prepare pies early in the day so they have ample time to cool before we’re ready to eat. It’s also a great way to make your home smell wonderful. To me, life doesn’t get much better than a relaxing conversation over a slice of pie.

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The best part of this recipe is using the apple peeler. I was able to get my apples peeled, cored, and sliced in less than 10 minutes. So as I told you, this recipe is sooooo easy and delicious.

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The combination of apples, nutmeg, and cardamom in this pie is amazing. The apples in this recipe are thinly sliced, and you can use any type of apple you’d like, but I prefer something on the sweeter side with a crisp texture. My favorite types of apples for baking are Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples. The cardamom adds an aromatic, warm flavor to this pie. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute ground cinnamon instead.

I used homemade pie crust, but you could easily use store-bought. This recipe is so easy and delicious that I think you’ll want to make it again and again!

It’s important to balance out the unhealthy indulgences of the holiday season and take a moment to appreciate the simple things in life. By treating ourselves to healthy and delicious baked goods made by hand, not only are we relaxing and enjoying our free time, we’re also learning how to make traditionally great dishes that our loved ones might otherwise never get to experience. This is a recipe I think is well worth trying out.

For all the apple pie lovers out there this holiday season, we hope that you have a wonderful time together with family and friends. Let us know if you enjoyed it in the comments below!

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Apple Cardamom Pie

  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


A mixture of tart apples and brown sugar marmalade seasoned with nutmeg and cardamom and piled high. Topped with a buttery, flaky top crust and baked until golden brown.



6-7 medium honey crisp apples, sliced and halved

8 Tbsp butter, unsalted

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/4 c water

1 c light brown sugar, packed

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp grated lemon zest

2 deep dish pie crusts, store-bought or homemade

1 egg +1 Tbsp water for eggwash


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Whisk in flour for approximately 1 minute; next, add your water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and return to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Slice apples approximately 1/8″ thick on a slicer and cut them in half. Set aside.

Prepare your pie crust in your pie pan.

Next, coat apples with nutmeg, cardamom, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well. Add in your marmalade and stir again.

Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.

Layer your apples with cutouts, lattice, or another pie crust. Cut slits for venting.

Place in the oven with a pan or aluminum foil beneath the pie to catch drippings. Cook at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Oven temperatures vary, so check after 1 hour of cooking. Pie is done when the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling through vent holes.




  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 110 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 290
  • Sugar: 38.6 g
  • Sodium: 19.4 mg
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.8 mg

Keywords: apple pie, cardamom, dessert, pies, baked apple pie

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