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Apple Kheer

Apple Kheer is perfect for all those who are looking for no fat, little sugar, easy and quick to make dessert. Ideal for fasts and festivals. A pleasant change from the usual and routine Kheer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Samira


  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1 Piece Apple (roughly 250 g)
  • 4 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dryfruits (almonds, pistachios) chopped finely


  1. Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Reduce it to little less than three fourth on low flame. While the milk is reducing, stir it every now n then so that it doesn't scald from the bottom. Also, do not forget to scrape the sides of the pan also.

  2. In between, do the other preparations. Chop nuts, crush cardamom and keep it aside. Wash the apple, grate it. Depending on the size of the apples, take 1 or 2 apples. You need approximately 250 g, so take accordingly.

  3. In a non-stick pan, put grated apples and sugar. Saute it till all the moisture is gone and the mix gets dry. It will take about 4 to 5 minutes only. Let it cool.

  4. When the milk is reduced to a little less than three fourth then add the cooked apple mix. 

  5. Stirring continuously, cook for 3 to 4 minutes so that everything is blended well.

  6. Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder and nuts.

  7. When slightly cool, keep it in the refrigerator.

  8. Serve chilled with love.

Recipe Notes

  1. Take heavy bottomed vessel for reducing milk otherwise, the milk may scald quickly.
  2. No need to peel apples.
  3. I used a thick grater. You can use the same or a normal one.
  4. Cook the grated apples immediately otherwise they will get discoloured. In case you grate them little earlier then put them in water till the time of cooking.
  5. Cook grated apples in a non-stick pan only. If using normal pan then add little (1/2 teaspoon) ghee and then add apples so that doesn't stick to the pan.
  6. The Kheer thickens on cooling.
  7. You can add chopped dates and raisins in this kheer and thus reduce the quantity of refined sugar. Add these to the milk at the time of adding apples only.