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A new take on a traditional fall favorite, my Chai Spiced Apple Crisp combines gorgeous chai flavors with apples, topped with a decadent, crunchy and buttery topping.
This easy apple crisp is one of my childhood favorites. There is nothing quite like the smell of this baking in the oven. Mum would typically make this ahead, and throw it in the oven “while it’s on” after making a good Sunday roast dinner for my family.
Lashings of whipping cream, a dollop of whipped cream or a more-than-generous sized scoop of a good vanilla ice-cream, and I was in heaven.
Apple Crisp is something that EVERYONE loves, and begs for as soon as apple season hits, the leaves turn and the weather requires long sleeved t-shirts (I’m in Phoenix, we’re less about Ugg boots and big wool coats, and more about trading our regular t-shirts for long sleeved ones, and our shorts for jeans).
Why you’ll love this recipe
This recipe is SO easy to throw together, you’ll find yourself making this over and over throughout fall!
Make this ahead – toss the apples with a little lemon before adding the sugar/flour/cinnamon. This will prevent the apples from browning. Don’t add the topping until ready to bake.
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a very long-winded explanation. However, I like to keep things pretty simple. Apple Crumble doesn’t have oats. Apple Crisp does. The End.
You could use a mix of tart and sweet apples, like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp, or all of one or the other.
It could easily be adapted to be! Use certified gluten-free oats and a gluten-free flour blend for the topping.
Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel sauce are all great options.
Slice the apples in even slices, so they bake evenly. Not TOO thin!
Let the baked dish rest for at least 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven. It allows the sauce a chance to thicken up.
If you find that your oven runs hot, or the crisp is starting to burn, cover the dish with foil until the apples are tender.
What to do with leftovers
Store at room temperature: Cool, cover tightly and store for 1-2 days.
Store in the refrigerator: Cool, cover tightly or use an airtight container and store for up to a week.
Reheat: Reheat individual portions in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds or until warm. If reheating a larger amount, you may want to do so in an oven preheated to 350°F (175°C) for about 10–15 minutes or until heated through.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
How to make Chai Spiced Apple Crisp
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- Peel and core apples
- Toss the apples with a flour, sugar and cinnamon mix.
- Top with some Chai Tea Latte Concentrate (and a little vanilla)
- Blend oats, sugar, flour, butter, and baking powder in a bowl, and spoon it over the top.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 40-45 minutes.
Chai Spiced Apple Crisp
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel, core and slice the apples (cover them with water while you do this so they don’t go brown)
- Add the apples to an 8×8 pan.
- Mix together the brown and white sugars with the flour and cinnamon.
- Sprinkle over apples and mix with your hands until apples are covered.
- Combine the oats flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and melted butter until roughly mixed.
- Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
- Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes, the apples will be tender and the top crispy and brown.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Top Tips for Chai Spiced Apple Crisp
- Slice the apples in even slices, so they bake evenly. Not TOO thin!
- Let the baked dish rest for at least 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven. It allows the sauce a chance to thicken up.
- If you find that your oven runs hot, or the crisp is starting to burn, cover the dish with foil until the apples are tender.
- Make this ahead – toss the apples with a little lemon before adding the sugar/flour/cinnamon. This will prevent the apples from browning. Don’t add the topping until ready to bake.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.