Mothers sacrifice so much for us, from caring for us as kids to always being a loving friend as adults. Make this Mother’s Day special with the sweet and spicy flavor of chai in her favorite desserts. These three fruit-inspired desserts are the perfect way to show your gratitude for everything she’s done.
Apple Crumb Chai Pie
Surprise Mom with the indulgence she deserves with this warm pie and a carton of creamy vanilla custard.
- 6 cups peeled, chopped apples
- 8 oz. Oregon Chai The Original Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix – Canister
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup softened margarine
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Put chopped apples in 8 x 8 inch pan (or round pie dish).
- Add water and sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons Chai mix.
- In a bowl, stir remaining Chai mix into margarine.
- Add oats, flour and brown sugar, stir until crumbly.
- Sprinkle over apples.
- Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, about 25–30 minutes.
- Delicious warm with ice cream
Oregon Chai Apple Pie Coffee Cake
Dunk this delicious apple cake in a mug of chai as you share stories at the breakfast table.
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup Oregon Chai The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
- 5 tsp. butter
- 2 cups apples, pared, cored and sliced
- 1/4 cup Oregon Chai The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
- In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add butter and mix until crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, mix together Oregon Chai Original concentrate, egg and vanilla.
- Blend into flour mixture and spread in a 9 x 9 inch greased baking pan or into a small Bundt pan.
- In a small bowl, mix flour, ½ cup brown sugar and 3 Tbsp. butter until crumbly. Set aside.
- In a saucepan sauté apples in 2 Tbsp. butter for approximately 2 minutes.
- Add Original Chai concentrate, cover and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
- Spread the crumb mixture on batter.
- Spoon apples over top and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.
- Bake 350° for about one hour or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
- While your coffeecake cools for 10 minutes, take some of the remaining Original Chai concentrate, mix with equal parts milk, heat and relax.
Strawberry Chai Pie
Spend the day strawberry-picking with Mom and baking your sweet spoils into this decadent chai pie.
- 1 pre-cooked pastry shell
- 1 quart fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries, crushed
- 1/2 cup Oregon Chai The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
- 2 tsp. sugar
- Red food coloring
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Precook pastry shell and allow to cool.
- Clean strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces and arrange in piecrust.
- Make glaze: combine crushed strawberries and Original Chai concentrate in saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook 2–3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch and mix well.
- Strain juice into sugar mixture and mix well.
- Return to saucepan. Cook until clear and thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add food coloring to desired color. Cool slightly. Spoon over strawberries.
- Serve immediately. Top with whipping cream, if desired.
There’s really nothing better than a homemade dessert. Whether for your mom, grandma or great-grandmom, these delicious chai pie and cake recipes are perfect for sharing together over a warm mug of chai.
Which recipe will you make for Mother’s Day? Share in the comments below!