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Chai Spice Apple Cranberry Crumble

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x



For the Chai Spice Mixture

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, ground

For the Filling

  • 3 lbs honey crisp/granny smith apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, whole
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

For the Crumble

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Grease a 9X13 baking dish, or desired pie pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the chai spice mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the filling. Stir until completely mixed. Add the chai spice mix and stir until completely mixed. Cover the bowl with a towel and let sit for 10 minutes while making the topping.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Give the filling a good stir and pour into greased baking dish. Top with crumble mixture.
  6. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until juices are bubbling and crisp topping is golden.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream.


*if using mini crockpots as pictured, halve the “For the Crumble” section of this recipe