Have been wanting to try a simple low calorie recipe for Deepavali. I prepared this delicious Apple Burfi yesterday with Jaggery and it tasted so good. In this festive season if you are looking for simple recipes that doesn’t require refined sugar / loaded with ghee then try this recipe. I used Pink Lady Apples. Depending on the variety of Apple you use the amount of Jaggery added may vary. I prefer using Red Apples for this recipe. Green Apples maybe too sour. Have made pickle/thokku with them before. If you want you can check this recipe here.
The best part of this recipe is if you can’t shape them as Burfis you can make them as Laddoos too. If you want to cut down Jaggery and make it completely with fruits then try adding Dates Paste. I haven’t tried it with Dates Paste but just suggesting suitable option for those looking to avoid any kind of sweetner.
I made Carrot Halwa Bites using Condensed Milk. This recipe was inspired from that.
Notes for making Apple Burfi :
- Don’t use chopped Apple pieces. Grated version saves time and it will also get blended with Coconut quickly
- Adding Cinnamon powder is optional. Am a big fan of Apples + Cinnamon combo. It elevates the taste. However few might find cinnamon very strong. You can add Elaichi/Cardamom Powder instead
- I used powdered jaggery. In case if you want to try the same recipe with White Sugar you can try it. As soon as you add sugar it will start releasing water and you might have cook it a little longer inorder to get that perfect Burfi texture.
- I added ground Cashew + Almond powder inorder to help the Apples bind well with Coconut & Jaggery. This powder will also help in shaping the Burfis.