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To crumble or to crisp? Either way you slice, chop or top your apples it wouldn’t be fall without this delicious classic dessert. In-season juicy apples and warm spices create a fall treat that fills the kitchen with an enticing aroma. We’ve put a delightful twist on our apple crisp by adding Chai Spice to this much-loved autumn dessert. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of hot tea for the ultimate in comfort food!

 

Chai Spice Apple Crisp

 

FILLING INGREDIENTS
• 5-6 fresh apples, sliced. A mix of varieties is nice as it gives the dessert a lovely apple flavour. However, be sure to use apples that will hold their shape once cooked. You don’t want applesauce!
• ¼ cup maple syrup (or to taste, depending on how tart the apples are)
• zest and juice of ½ fresh lemon
• ¼ cup of dried cranberries or raisins
• ½ teaspoon Ground Chai Spice
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
• pinch of salt

FILLING DIRECTIONS
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Line an 8X8 baking pan or deep-dish pie plate with parchment paper and generously butter
• In a large bowl combine sliced apples with lemon zest and juice, maple syrup, cranberries, chai spice, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Mix until all of the apples are evenly coated
• Spoon into the prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 50 – 60 minutes until apples are soft and topping is golden brown

CRISP TOPPING INGREDIENTS
• ¾ cup all-purpose flour
• ¾ cup old fashioned oats (not the quick ones)
• ½ cup of chopped walnuts
• ½ cup packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon Ground Chai Spice
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• ¼ tsp salt
• ½ cup of unsalted butter, melted

CRISP TOPPING DIRECTIONS
• In a separate medium-size bowl, combine flour, oats, walnuts, brown sugar, chai spice, cinnamon, and salt
• Pour in the melted butter and stir until well coated and crumbly
• Sprinkle the crisp mixture evenly over top of the apples
• Bake in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes until fruit is soft and the topping is golden brown
• Cool slightly and serve warm

TO SERVE
Delicious with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt. (And a drizzle of caramel sauce if you’re not counting calories!)

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