I am a bit late in posting this recipe. I was very busy last week as I had to travel to Delhi for a food event. I made Apple Kheer as a dessert for Holi and this post is all about the delicious recipe and Washington apples. Indian dessert Apple kheer is a delicious and a healthy dessert which we can make for festivals and religious occasions. It can also be served as a delectable dessert for parties. Tastes best when served chilled. I grated the apples with skin, but you can even chop apples finely and add it to the rabdi or prepared reduced milk.
I wanted to make apple kheer since a long time. In my childhood I had been to a north Indian friends home where apple kheer was served to us. Ever since then I wanted to eat apple kheer and never got an opportunity to make it. Last week, I received a big box of Washington apples. The box contained Red delicious which had the distinctive juicy crunch, Gala with yellow-orange skin and crisp, sweet taste, Fuji with spicy and sweet flavor, Granny smith which are green in color and tart and tangy in flavor, and Honeycrisp which has sweet and slightly tart flavor.
We loved all the varieties of apples. I used the Honeycrisp for making this kheer as this particular variety is sweet and has slightly tart flavor. It has bright red and pale green outer skin and a cream colored crisp yet juicy inner flesh. This variety of apple is great for cooking and baking. You can even make delicious salad with this apple or simply eat it as it is.
Also remember that while selecting apples, select only the ones with shiny skin. Dull appearing apples will not be crisp and tasty. Apples should be firm, free of bruises and punctures. Also keep apples refrigerated at about 0 degree C (32 degree F).