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.