Apple Halwa

An interesting twist on an Indian dessert. Unlike other halwas, along with the sweetness, this one has an unique taste, slightly tangy and provides the perfect treat to your taste buds.

The mushy sweetness of cooked apples and crunchy nuttiness of almonds are made-for-each-other match. This halwa is super easy to make and needed just 3 ingredients to make it—apples, sugar and ghee(clarified butter). Rest of the ingredients are optional but recommend.

We all know a famous saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Such a nutritious rich fruit is apple. But I have seen many kids running away from it. So this dish is the one way, to make kids eat apple. I won’t say that this is healthier way to eat apple, but instead of fully ignoring apples, we could try this way of including apples at least once in a while. This halwa is absolutely calorie rich dish, I would strongly suggest to make this dish for the kids. And of course you can make for any festive occasion or whenever you can have too many apples lying in your pantry.

Let’s move to the recipe…

Category : Dessert

Servings : 2 nos


  • 2 big apples
  • 1. 5 tbsp of ghee
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • A big pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp of sliced almonds
  • A pinch of saffron colour(optional)


1. Wash apples and peel them. Cut into pieces and blend them into a fine paste in a food processor. It’s ok, if few pieces are left. You can grate the apples instead of blending.

2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan, add the grinded apple. Cook on medium flame till the water evaporates. This took me around 5 minutes. Keep stirring.

3. Now add sugar, as it melts, the halwa becomes liquidy. Then add saffron colour. Mix and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring continuously till it leaves the sides of pan. When it reaches the halwa consistency, add cinnamon powder, mix well and turn off the flame.

4. Now add almond slices and transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot or cold however you wish.

Notes :

Grind the apples just before using, else it would decolorize.

Choose the best apples for this recipe. The one which is slightly tart and firm would work best.

Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste and sweetness of your apples.

You can cook the halwa further for a more solid consistency, cut into squares and enjoy.

You can skip Cinnamon powder.

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