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Oct 20, 2008

Apple Laddu

Apple Laddu

Laddus are the yummiest sweets, don’t you agree? During one of the navarathri festival days, I felt like making some laddus, but not like the regular ones. I wanted to make something new that was never made before. At that time, the mighty apples taking rest in the fruit basket caught my attention. So I wanted to give a make-over to those with a touch of sweetness. As a result, these laddus came to life! I am glad I thought of it and this recipe occupied my recipe list during parties.

Ingredients: (makes 27 medium Laddus)

  • 3 big Apples (like in the picture)
  • 1 can of Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup desiccated Coconut
  • Some Cardamom Seeds
  • Some broken Cashews
  • 1 tsp Ghee

Apple Laddu


Peel, core and grate apples. Keep aside.

In a non-stick bowl, add ghee, cardamom seeds and cashews. Stir until the cashews turn golden brown in color.

Then add the grated apples and stir well. After some time add coconut and mix well.

Finally add condensed milk and mix well. Leave the mixture on a medium flame until it thickens. Keep stirring frequently.

When the apple mixture thickens, transfer the contents into a plate and leave until it cools enough to touch.

Then take a small portion of the apple mixture and shape it into a ball. Repeat the same process with rest of the mixture. If the apple mixture is still warm to handle, in a plate take some cold milk, dip your hand in it and make the balls so that your hand won’t burn.

Roll these laddus in shredded coconut to give them good looks and make them more delicious.

Leave the laddus on the plate for some time and later store them in an airtight container.

Apple Laddu

But I have to tell you one thing here: these laddus are not hard like other laddus. These are little soft in texture, but I must say they tasted heavenly. These laddus can be stored in a refrigerator (up to 10 days) to give a long life.

Apple Laddu

These yummy festival sweets are my contribution to these events:

Yummy Festival Feast – Diwali” hosted by Pallavi.

JFI – Festival Sweets” hosted by Srivalli. JFI is the brainchild of Indira of Mahanandi.

Also sending this to "Original Recipes" event hosted by Lore.


Pavani said... [Reply]

my god it is mouthwatering me uma dear..i loved it so much.how u get these good ideas ...
something waiting on my blog

Unknown said... [Reply]

very nice recipe..innovative,...

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

I agree with Sowmya, very innovative and nice one :)

Finla said... [Reply]

Oh yes ladoos are one of my favourite indian sweets.
I have never had aple laddo though.
It looks yummy

SMN said... [Reply]

Uma very innovative dish.. thanks for sharing

jayasree said... [Reply]

Hats off to u to think out-of-box. These cuties look yummy..

Raks said... [Reply]

Thats very new one and looks pretty too,I think Diwali festival mood have started at ur place:)

ST said... [Reply]

Very creative recipe Uma :) From where do u get such creative ideas...Looks mouthwatering very much..

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Wow... this looks very interesting.. and yummy idea.. I guess you are getting ready to send the email :)

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Uma..wat a lovely idea of preparing laddu from apples...looks yummy..

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

uma honey this recipe is the best apple recipe I've ever seen in net! thanks a lot for sharing it!
have a really fantastic day dear!

Jayashree said... [Reply]

What a lovely, innovative idea.

kamala said... [Reply]

So innovative sweet Uma...So lovely.

Unknown said... [Reply]

NIce entry Uma... Great idea... looks soft & YUMMY...

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Uma, you are so innovative. I would've never thought of incorporating apples into laddus.. they look moist & delicious.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Apple laddu sounds cool Uma..And the tomato bhath looks wonderful tooo..

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow what a recipe uma great any ting with apple ymmmm my fav fruit i have to try this one

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

For sure its very few for me...looks yummy...using apple is lovely idea dear...Gud entry for the events..

Cham said... [Reply]

New and wonderful recipe Uma!

anudivya said... [Reply]

Wow! I have not heard of apple laddus before. This is really good. If this is your own recipe, then you can try sending it to the Original recipe event by Lore.
Too good!

Rosie said... [Reply]

WOW Uma these apple laddus look really good!

Rosie x

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

such a unique recipe uma.. love it.. i have bookmarked it.

sra said... [Reply]

This seems very out-of-the-fruit-box! Very innovative!

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

very creative uma...and yummy looking ladus..

raaji said... [Reply]

vowwwwwwwwwwwwww.........my god.....so beautiful click.....ladoos look so goooooooooood

Sagari said... [Reply]

beautiful ladoos uma

Usha said... [Reply]

What a creative and unique idea of using apples in a ladoo, looks fantastic :-)

Dori said... [Reply]

That does sound delicious! A nice new way to use apples!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma dear, u always churn out interesting recipes.This sounds great.

DK said... [Reply]

I am so trying this one out Uma..Looks absolutely heavenly :)

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

very healthy dish and creative one.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Wow,this is another innovative recipe Uma,looks delicious and gonna a try soon

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Jee, you do have such innovative ideas girl! Keep them coming!

karuna said... [Reply]

this is totally new to me. apple laddus. woowowo. perfect for the festive season.

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

yes there are 2 kids. i have only one. second one is son's friend.

that place is godavari dist, which u saw in my native place photos.

Medhaa said... [Reply]

How did u even think abt this, lovely I have been thinking what I should make for diwali and now I am getting some ideas. Thank you

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow .. apple laddoos , very creative .. looks very yummy

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Recently we visited Krish's friends place they gave me a rectangle piece which she called apple-coconut bar... I dint find out how she made sure like this your look very impressive and mouthwatering...

Sujatha said... [Reply]

interesting recipe Uma :) I am looking forward to make something different for diwali this time.. and laddus are my favorites as well.. this is a good one.. will give this a try :) Thanks for sharing!

anudivya said... [Reply]

Uma, here is the link to the Original recipe event by Lore.

Vani said... [Reply]

What a lovely idea! Looks wonderful :)

Hetal said... [Reply]

wow...how did u even think of this recipe...great,looks very tasty!!

Vij said... [Reply]

very innovative!!! laddus r so tempting! great idea!

Purnima said... [Reply]

Uma, thats so very unusual recipe wt APPLES! Wow! Ladoos! Bookmarked, hv got everything except time, which I shall soon find for making these! Hmmm yummm...(Uma, what abt the discoloring apples, your ladoos hvn't turned dark, any tips on how you kept the grated apples so that they dont discolor?)

Lore said... [Reply]

Hey Uma,
I'm sure the laddus very tasty because they look so mouthwatering! I'm glad Anudivya let you know about the event and you're now sharing your delicious concoction with the Original Recipes Round-Up.

Roshni said... [Reply]

This is looks amazing... and, really innovative. I could never imagine that you could make laddus out of apples!!

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Uma..you are such innovative cook!...laddos look so yummy!..thanks for the entry

Purnima said... [Reply]

Uma, pls skip my previous query, I made these yum yesterday, they were a treat! Soft and delicate flavor of apple n cardamom, the taste lingering loooong time on taste buds, after the first bite was long gone! :D Tks for this keeper recipe! (I shaped it on plate as burfi..)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

hi,v.creative recipie....had som queries..Can i use plain milk and sugar instead of condensed milk...?...and how do i follow the procedure then..?...pls lemme kno....as i wnt to make these for Diwali.thanks alot in advance.

Uma said... [Reply]

Hi Meenal!

Thanks for the sweet comments! Sorry I saw your comment just now.

Reg. your query: This is my first time experimenting this laddu. So I have to experiment again adding milk and sugar. You can use those, just do like this: Initially, add 1/2 cup of milk and 1 cup of sugar along with grated apples (3 big apples) and follow rest of the procedure. Add more sugar and milk if needed. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any doubts! And please let me know if the laddus came out good.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Thanks alot Uma...Im so v.glad to receive ur prompt reply....thanks again dear.These delicious looking ladoos are so innovative that i am tempted to try them at the earliest..I checked today but cud not find condensed milk in our nearest local store here in Denmark :( But im really lucky that uv guided me about the alternative process using milk and sugar....will surely try them right away and let u know the outcome soon..Thanks :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,I tried these ladoos with plain milk and sugar n they came out very well..thr was no problem at all..!..They look so cute and are delicious too..!!:-).I offered these to our guests yestrday n they were v.delighted.thnks for sharing this cute recipie:-)

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks Meenal! So glad that you liked these. This gives me inspiration to do more. Thanks again dear!

Medhaa said... [Reply]

Uma I was inspired by you and made these with mango pulp so I had manago conut laddu's. I made it for diwali and it was loved by all, It will be posted on the 6th. Thank u so much

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
Gorgeous idea...I was looking for some nice recipe for diwali and found this recipe. I'll give this a try sometime soon.
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and follow me if you like it. I'm definitely gonna follow u!

Charu said... [Reply]

Very innovative recipe. I tried these today and they were soo yummy.

Ritu said... [Reply]

very nice recipe. I have also made apple ladoo without milk, you can try it as well. http://lajeezkhana.com/apple-ladoo-recipe/

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