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April 19, 2016

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Masala Chai Apple Crisp

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

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.


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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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