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Chai-Spiced Stewed Apples

Vania Cotta
These Chai-spiced stewed apples, filled with the goodness of various spices, are the perfect little treat to elevate your breakfast bowls.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine Indian, World over
Servings 4 people


For the chai-spice

  • ½ inch Ginger root dry roast to remove extra moisture before grinding or use dry ginger
  • inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 nos Peppercorns
  • 3 nos Cloves
  • 3 nos Cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • Nutmeg small piece
  • 1 nos Star Anise

Chai-Spiced Stewed Apples

  • 6 nos Apples Peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Chai Spice


For the chai spice masala

  • Dry roast all the ingredients on a low flame in a pan.
  • Once fragrant and you get the roasted spice scent, remove it off the flame and let it cool down completely before grinding it until a fine powder is formed.
  • You can bottle up this homemade powder in an air tight glass jar and store it in a cool dry place.

Chai-spiced Stewed Apples recipe

  • Peel, core and chop the apples.
  • In a saucepan, put in the apples, sugar, water and chai spice. Let it boil for atleast 10mins until the liquid has evaporated and you get a slight thick sauce.
  • Make sure the apples are soft and mushy at this point.
  • The leftover sauce can also be used and is healthy.
  • Eat it plain by itself or with your oatmeal or oats.


  • You can use 3 tbsp ginger powder, 3tbsp cinnamon powder,  tsp cloves powder, 2 tbsp black pepper powder, 2 tbsp cardamom powder, 2tbsp fennel powder, ½tbsp  star anise powder, ½tbsp nutmeg powder to make the chai spice. 
  • Chai spice can be used to make masala chai, chai spiced anything. You can also use this spice mix to make a coffee or latte. 
  • This spice mix if stored properly can remain fresh and fragrant for months. 
  • The apples can be stewed and bottled up for future use. 
  • You can use the stewed apples to make an apple pie filling, ice-cream, dessert topping, as jam, applesauce for cakes, etc. 
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