Spice-y Chai Apples with Crispy Oats Made with Bigelow Tea by Joy Marr

Spice-y Chai Apples with Crispy Oats

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Recipe created by Joy Marr


Tea Concentrate:

1 cup boiling water
4 Bigelow Spiced Chai Tea bags *


3-4 medium Apples sliced in thin wedges, approx. 3 1/2 cups -try granny smith, gala or john gold
1 cup tea concentrate
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 TBSP corn starch
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar



1 cup instant cooking oats*
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter-cold (may use salted with good results)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

*Use Gluten Free certified Oats to be totally Gluten Free when making this recipe



**Variations:   Bigelow Earl Grey, Apple Cider, Vanilla Caramel teas


8 x 8 pan-buttered or oiled well Yields: 8-10 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes    Baking Time:  30-35 minutes






The exotic blend of apples and spiced chai tea, cardamom and black pepper, leave this not too sweet treat with a bit of heat. Serve on a cool fall evening or enjoy in the morning with a bit of yogurt. 

Heat oven to 400 F.

Place tea bags in boiling water; steep for 5-8 minutes.  Remove tea bags and squeeze to remove liquid; discard bags. Add the black pepper, cardamom, and vanilla to tea concentrate. Set aside while you slice apples.

Place apples in a bowl large enough to hold all the filling ingredients, pour tea concentrate over apples and toss well. Let the apples sit with the tea concentrate for a minimum of 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes.

Once your apples have soaked, add brown sugar and corn starch to the bowl-stir well. Pour filling into prepared pan and place the pan uncovered in the oven for approx. 20 minutes. Stir the apples after 10 minutes. Continue cooking another 10 minutes -until apples are tender and the tea sauce is bubbling before you add the topping.

While apples cook make your topping; gather the brown sugar, oats & spices together in a small bowl. Chop the cold butter fine, add to the topping ingredients. Toss well; it will be lumpy with large crumbs. Set aside.

When apples are ready, spread the topping over the apples. Return to the oven for another 10-12 minutes or until the topping is well browned and crunchy looking.

Cool slightly before serving. Serve plain or with a dollop of Greek yogurt, whipped cream, heavy cream or vanilla ice cream.






Nutritional Information:


214.000 cal


2.000 g


39.000 g

Total Fat

7.000 g


0.000 g


15.000 mg

Saturated Fat

4.000 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2.000 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.500 g

Trans Fatty Acid

0.200 g

Total Dietary Fiber

3.000 g

Total Sugar

27.000 g

Percentage of calories





Fat total



Vitamins & Mineral


8.000 milligrams

147.000 milligrams
Vitamin A 

61.000 Retinol Equivalent  
Vitamin C

3.000 milligrams

31.000 milligrams

0.700 milligrams
Vitamin D (ug)

0.100 micrograms

0.070 micrograms

0.060 milligrams

0.040 milligrams
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

0.200 milligrams
Folate Acid

0.050 milligrams
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)

6.000 micrograms

Nutritional Recipe Features

Low in Sodium

Low in Cholesterol

Soy Free


Spice-y Chai Apples with Crispy Oats

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