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Creamy, different from rice pudding, easy to make and delectable apple kheer. Perfect for any festival or prepare it to enjoy a healthier dessert. Best served chilled.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, festival recipe, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 cups full fat milk
  • 2 large apples
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp saffron
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped nuts of your choice


  • Peel and core the apples. Grate them.
  • Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat.
  • Stir fry the grated apples till the water disappears and the apples are cooked.
  • Transfer the cooked apples to a bowl and keep on the side till required.
  • Add the milk and condensed milk into the pan.
  • Put the pan over medium to low heat. Bring the milk to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and allow the milk to simmer till its nearly half the quantity or till it becomes thick.
  • Stir the milk frequency and keep on scraping the milk solids that develops on the sides and add it to the simmering milk. The milk gets thick in about 10 minutes.
  • Add raisins, saffron, cardamom and nutmeg powders.
  • Mix well. Allow the milk to cool down a bit.
  • Add the cooked apples when the thick milk is a bit cool.
  • Chill apple kheer in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.


  • Can add dried fruits of your choice like chopped dates, apricots, etc.
  • Peel and grate the apples just when you're ready to make the kheer, otherwise they will turn brown.
  • Add nuts of your choice. I used only almonds.
  • For this recipe avoid using green apples.
Keyword creamy apple kheer, homemade apple kheer