Apple Pie Kheer- Rice Pudding with Apples

I was debating whether I should share this experience with y’all but then it just felt right especially after this bowl of rice pudding rich with memories and where we belong now, came about. I bring to you The Apple Pie Rice Kheer.

This past Friday my husband and I became citizens of the United States. It was one of the most monumental, happy and emotional day of our lives ( well besides falling in love, having our son and building a life together). To celebrate, what was to be with apple pie became this “kheer”- a coming together of our past and present. My mother always made Kheer on festivals and special days like when I passed in Math :). This bowl is all the happy memories that made me feel good.

Apple Pie Kheer

A Rice pudding with Apple pie flavors
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 cup Reduced fat milk (2%)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 8 green cardamom pods / elaichi crushed
  • 2/3 cup short grain or basmati rice (white)
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • 3 tbsp condensed milk
  • 2 tsp unsalted pistachios chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1/2 cup apple chopped finely
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp water



  • In a pan heat the ghee/clarified butter on medium heat. Add the cinnamon stick and saute.
  • Add the apples and stir well till they become soft and get a nice color about 5 minutes.
  • Follow with milk and water and cook the apple down till they have a slight crunch. Remove from heat and take out the cinnamon stick.

Kheer/ Rice Puddding

  • Wash the rice well and set aside.
  • Place milk, whole milk, cream and cardamom in a heavy bottomed saucepan over high heat. Once the mix comes to a boil, stir and lower the flame.
  • Add rice and bring to a boil. Add a few tbsp of water and stir to make sure everything mixes well together.
  • Simmer over medium heat. stirring continuously for 15-20 minutes minutes till the rice is completely cooked. If the pudding becomes too thick add remaining water, stir and take off the flame.
  • Remove from heat, add the rose water, cooked apples and condensed milk and stir together.
  • Serve hot or cold. Garnish with chopped pistachios.

You can serve it hot or cold. Sprinkle some fresh cinnamon powder and apple pieces. So good!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did making this to celebrate new beginnings in our family. Would love to see y’all tag @beyond. curry #astoryineverybite. Enjoy.


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