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Apple Chai Cobbler {PF Changs Copycat}



Make PF Changs newest dessert menu item,  Apple Chai Cobbler at home.

Make PF Changs newest dessert menu item, Apple Chai Cobbler at home.

You all know how much I love to replicate recipes from popular restaurants at home right? Well, my family and I recently had dinner at PF Changs before our daughter went back to college after Spring break and dined on our usual Mongolian Beef, Crispy Honey Chicken and Pad Thai.

I normally don’t eat dessert, but saw they had a new menu item called Apple Chai Cobbler that sounded fantastic. My kids, of course, opted for the Banana Spring Rolls with Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream.

Apple Chai Cobbler {PF Changs Copycat}

The dessert was described as “warm apples mixed with chai spices, topped with a crispy oat and coconut crumble and vanilla bean ice cream”. Since I love fruit desserts, more so than most gooey cakes or ice cream, I knew I would probably love this one. I also knew that since it was a new menu item, there probably weren’t that many copycat recipes floating around the internet yet.

Make PF Changs newest dessert menu item, Apple Chai Cobbler at home.

This crisp came out and tasted exactly as described; though I was a bit confused. I probably would consider this more of a “crisp” than a “cobbler”, since cobblers generally have a doughy top and not a crumb topping, but who am I to complain. Either way this Apple Chai Cobbler was served warm with creamy vanilla bean ice cream and was out of this world delicious. I knew right then and there that I could definitely replicate this dessert at home.

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It didn’t take me long (literally 5 days) to pop my own Apple Chai Cobbler into the oven. I can’t say for sure exactly how PF Changs made theirs, but my version came out spot on! The only difference I made was the way it was served since I didn’t have pretty ceramic tart dishes, so I made a larger batch (family style) and baked mine that way. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe for yourself, it’s SO good and trust me, it didn’t last very long either. ~Enjoy!

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Apple Chai Cobbler {PF Changs Copycat}
Apple Chai Cobbler {PF Changs Copycat}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Make PF Changs newest dessert menu item, Apple Chai Cobbler at home.
Course: Dessert
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
For the Filling
  • 5 c . Diced McIntosh Apples, peeled, cored (approx. 4 medium)
  • 2 tbsp . Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp . Ground Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp . Ground Allspice
  • 1 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp . Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp . Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp . Butter, cut into small pieces
For the Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all of the filing ingredients together in a bowl; mix well. Place the mixture in an oven safe dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all of the topping ingredients; mix well. Place the crumbs on top of the apple mixture.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the apples have softened. (use the tip of a sharp knife and if it comes out smoothly with no resistance, the apples are done.). Serve alone or with ice cream.


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  1. crystal
    March 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Love your receipes

  2. Debbie the NY Baker
    March 18, 2016 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Hi! This looks and sounds really, really yummy! Thanks for experimenting! About the pan size: do you recommend using a 9×13 pan? Thanks!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      March 19, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Hi Debbie, I used a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish; which is about 9″x6″. You could use a larger dish, but it probably won’t be filled to the top so you may want to increase the measurements by the following: +1 cup appes, +1/4 cup oats, flour, sugar and coconut topping. The spices should be fine as is. Let me know how you like it!

  3. Beverley Press
    March 19, 2016 at 4:21 am - Reply

    oh my this is much better than the original because it was made by you! xoxo

  4. Kate |
    March 21, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    If anyone wants to replace plain flour – I used almond meal instead and it worked really great! I think any fine ground nuts would work too.

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