Masala Chai Apple Crisp
Go ahead and enjoy this dessert. Yep, we said dessert. Chai spices are the perfect accompaniment to this quintessential American dessert, and it’s full of fiber and nutrients.
Makes 6 servings
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (preferably from green cardamom pods)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
4 apples, cored and sliced thinly (2 Pink Ladies and 2 Granny Smiths preferred)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup apple jelly
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 cups dried oats
Combine all the spices and the sugar. Place the apple slices in a mixing bowl and toss them with the spices and sugar. Allow this to sit for about 30 minutes. At this point, the apples will have released some liquid. Drain the juice from the bottom of the mixing bowl into a small saucepan. Over medium heat, reduce the juice until it is about half the original volume. Mix this with the apple cider vinegar, apple jelly, and grated ginger. Place the apples in a baking dish and spread the apple jelly mixture over them. Top with the dried oats. Bake this at 350 F for 20 minutes.
Per serving: Calories: 278; Protein: 4 g; Carbohydrate: 70 g; Sugar: 49 g; Total Fat: 0.8 g; Calories from Fat: 3%; Fiber: 5 g; Sodium: 1 mg
Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, by Neal Barnard, M.D.; Recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience
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