Apple & Grapes Halwa

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I wanted to make a quick halwa for a dinner get together and I decided to experiment with apple and grapes :). The experiment turned out good.  I retained the skin of both the fruits while making the halwa. The halwa also has the taste of mixed fruit jam.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Red apple, medium size – 2
  • Grapes  – 1/8 cup
  • Ghee – 1/8 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts, a handful
  • Saffron – 1-2 strands

Method:

  • In a pan, roast the cashew nuts in 1 tsp ghee and keep aside
  • Chop each apple into 4-6 medium sized chunks and retain the skin
  • Place the apple and grapes in a microwavable bowl and cook with very little water (1-2 tbsp) for 2 minutes on full power
  • After cooling the apple and grapes, grind to a fine paste in a mixer
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the apple and grape pulp
  • Keep stirring till the water content in the pulp in evaporated and the consistency is thick. (This step took 15 minutes for me)
  • Add the sugar, saffron strands and mix well
  • Keep stirring till you reach the consistency of a halwa. You will know you have reached the right consistency when the apple mixture comes together as one mass and the ghee starts to ooze out (This step also took 15 minutes)
  • Add the fried cashew nuts and mix everything well
  • Spread the halwa on a greased plate to form a 1 inch thick layer square
  • Allow sufficient time for cooling and cut the halwa into squares

Sit back and enjoy the halwa 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Apple & Grapes Halwa

  1. Made them yesterday ( I doubled the fruits and reduced the sugar.) so was little tangy but tasted great. Thanks for a healthy recipe!

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