November 18, 2021

Chai Apple Crisp

By Sarah Adams

This versatile dessert can be made classic-style or easily adjusted to be gluten-free or vegan, or both!

3/4 cup flour (for gluten-free, use Bob's red milll 1:1 Gluten free baking flour)
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Cup old-fashioned oats
8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter (for vegan use Earth Balance "butter")
3 lbs baking apples (6-8 apples, depending on size)
2 T lemon juice
2 1/2 tsp finely ground loose leaf Original Chico Chai (separated)

Preheat oven to 375
Mix flour, brown sugar salt and 1 1/2 tsp of the ground chai in a large bowl. Cut butter into the mixture until it's the texture of coarse meal. Add oats and toss and squeeze with your hands until completely combined.
In another bowl, combine apples with lemon juice, white sugar and the final teaspoon of ground chai. 
In a 2 quart baking dish, place apple mixture and sprinkle topping.
Bake until golden and bubbling, about 55 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving, top with ice cream/coconut ice cream if desired.