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Lunchbreak: Savory Spice Shop chai spiced apples

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David Trout

Savory Spice Shop
4753 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago
(773) 293-4559
www.savoryspiceshop.com

Event:
28th Annual Lincoln Square Apple Fest
October 3
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4700 block of North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago

For more information:

www.lincolnsquareravenswood.org

Chai Spiced Apples

Ingredients:
3 lbs. baking apples (e.g. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious)
1/2 cup apple cider or juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup Vanilla Bean Sugar
1 Tbs Mt. Baker Chai Spice Seasoning
3 Tbs unsalted butter (optional)
Directions:
Peel and core apples and cut each into 1/4-inch slices. Place in a large saucepan. Stir in all remaining ingredients except butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until apples soften, about 20 minutes. Stir in butter (if using) and continue to cook until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Serving Suggestions
Serve with oatmeal for breakfast, grilled pork for dinner, or crepes and whipped cream for dessert. Use for apple pie filling or puree apples while they’re still warm to make an applesauce.

Try them on top of our Grilled Chai Pork Chops & Gravy.

Or use the Chai Spiced Apples in a crumble --

Put some of the chai spiced apples in ramekins an top with a crumble.  Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

Crumble:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cop rolled oats

1/2 brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon Mt. Baker Chai Spice Seasoning

8 tablespoons butter (slightly soft)

Combine all the crumble ingredients in a bowl with a fork, chill the mixture for about 30 minutes before putting on top of apples in ramekins.