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Apple Halwa Recipe | (Tasty + Nutritious) | Easy Sweet Recipe

Apple halwa recipe is an interesting nutritious dessert made with a generous amount of clarified butter, apple, sugar, khoya, and nuts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Sweet Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: apple, Apple Halwa, sweet
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain


  • 700 grams apple
  • 72 grams clarified butter (ghee) 4.5 tbsp
  • 100 grams khoya
  • 5 cashew nut
  • 5 almond
  • 5 walnut halves
  • 27 grams sugar 2 cups
  • 10 raisins
  • 0.4 gram food color tsp


  • First of all, rinse 700 g apples well with water using a colander. Drain all water. Next, quarter them and then slice off the part that contains seeds and pith.
  • Next, Grate apples. Strain grated apples.
  • In a Kadai, heat 24 g clarified butter and let it melt.
  • Add cashew nuts, almonds, and walnuts and then roast golden brown on low flame. Keep aside.
  • In a Kadai, heat 48 g clarified butter. Add in grated apples and mix well. Stir for 5 minutes.
  • Keep stirring until the juice from the apple is released (approx 10 mins) and become mushy. Now, add 27 g sugar and then cook with sugar for 10 minutes. Continue to cook until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Add 0.4 g saffron food color and mix well. Add 100 grams khoya and cook until the halwa separates from the pan.
  • Add roasted nuts. Also, keep few chopped nuts aside for garnish. Add raisins. Mix well and then garnish with roasted nuts.


  • Adjustments: Tangy apples will need more sugar. I have used 2 cups of sugar (27 grams) here because the apples we have are tangy. However, you can adjust it as per the taste. To make this halwa, use the apples that are sweet. Avoid green apples.
  • Caution: Do not rest grated apples for long as with time they turn brown.
  • Additions: Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder to further enhance the taste. Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract or kewda water for added flavor. You can add any dry fruit or nuts of your choice.
  • Substitutions: If you don't like food color, you can get a bright color by caramelizing sugar or use the beetroot extract. Use a pinch of turmeric powder to get a yellow color. You can also use other fruits such as pears, mangoes, and other juice rich fruits to make this halwa recipe. If you are allergic to clarified butter, you can make this halwa in sunflower or coconut oil. You can blend apples to a smooth paste instead of grating them.