Chai-Poached Apple Slump
  • 2 1/2cups apple juice
  • 1(3-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced into coins
  • 1 cinnamon stick (about 2 inches)
  • 1/2teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 cardamom pods
  • a few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 4 sweet apples, peeled, cored, and dicedabout 4 cups
  • 1/4cup raisins
  • 1/4cup maple sugar (or any granulated sugar)
  • 1/2cup plus 1 tablespoon almond or soy milk
  • 1teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 3tablespoons maple sugar (or another granulated sugar)ground in blender if coarse
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2teaspoons baking powder
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil or other mild oil
  • 3/4teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Make filling: In a 4-quart saucepan or deep sauté pan (9–12 inches in diameter), combine apple juice, ginger, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cardamom, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, add tea bags, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and strain liquid; discard solids. Add additional juice if needed to measure 2 cups. Return to saucepan. Add apples, raisins, and sugar. Cover and cook over low heat 5–10 minutes, or until apples are just tender. Cover to keep warm over low heat.
  2. Make topping: Mix milk and vinegar in a 1-cup measuring cup; set aside 5 minutes. Mix sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Stir with wire whisk to sift ingredients into bowl, and whisk again to aerate ingredients.
  3. Stir oil and vanilla into milk. Pour into dry mixture, and stir just until a soft batter forms. Drop rounds of batter over simmering fruit. Cover saucepan with a tight-fitting lid or aluminum foil. Simmer on low heat 20 minutes. Uncover carefully. The slump is ready when biscuits feel firm when lightly tapped. (They will be pale.) Cover and a simmer a few minutes longer if needed. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Chai-Poached Apple Slump
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 458mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 227 cal, 4g fat (2g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 3g protein, 47g carb, 3g fiber, 458mg sodium