Apricot Pudding Trifle

Who doesn’t love desserts !! And when it comes to desserts of Hyderabad, ‘khubani ka meetha’ is a must dish on menu whether the occasion may be a wedding or any celebration. 

Apricots is named as khubani in Urdu language. Khubani ka meetha or sweet dish from apricot or apricot pudding is a very popular sweet dish of Hyderabad- the city of nizam’s.

Apricot or khubani is extremely good for digestion because of its alkaline and fiber content. The reason that we are more familiar with the dried version of apricot is that, these fruits don’t last for more than a few days and hence they are dried to keep them consumable.

Preparation of the dish involves boiling apricots with syrup until they assume the consistency of a thick soup or compote. The dessert is topped with chopped almonds or apricot kernels and is traditionally garnished with thick cream. Now-a-days khubani ka meetha is also served with custard or ice-cream. Here I have given a twist to the traditional hyderabadi dessert and presented this special dessert as a trifle. It is so simple, quick and easy to make. Lets go in details.

Preparation Time : 5 mins(except soaking time)  |  Cooking Time : 20 mins 

Ingredients :        



Apricot (dried)

25-26 no.

Heavy cream

½ cup


¼ cup

Almond (finely chopped)

As needed

Cardamom powder

2 pinch


As needed

Method :

  1. Rinse all dried apricots well, then soak overnight or at least 4-5 hours in enough water.
  2. Next day drain the re-hydrated apricots and keep the water aside.
  3. Deseed the apricots and keep the hard kernels aside if any seed present in the dried apricots.
  4. Chop the apricots roughly.
  5. Cook the apricots along with strained water in a pan on a low flame for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. If the mixture looks dry then add some more water.
  7. Now add sugar,cardamom powder and cook for 5-6 minutes more or until the mixture becomes pulpy and blended well.
  8. Switch off the flame and allow the pudding to cool.
  9. Meanwhile whisk the heavy cream for about 7-8 minutes in a large bowl.
  10. Now take a dessert glass, pour 2 tbsp apricot pudding as base layer, sprinkle some finely chopped almonds, top it with cream. 
  11. Repeat again the layering if desires.
  12. Finally sprinkle some chopped almonds and serve chilled !

Notes :

  • If possible just add few drops of orange extracts while cooking the chopped apricots with water. It enhances the flavor to another extent.
  • Cinnamon powder can be used instead of cardamom.

This apricot pudding trifle recipe is contributed for 104th Foodie Monday Blog Hop where the theme is ‘Festive Recipes’.


  1. Aruna

    If we were nearer, I would be at your home to savour this. 🙂

    1. Sasmita

      hehee, hope so aruna 🙂

  2. Poonam Bachhav

    Such a flavorful share Sasmita..the Apricot pudding is a visual treat too..lovely share !

    1. Sasmita

      Thank you Poonam 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    This looks so, so good! 🙂

    1. Sasmita

      Thanks priya 🙂

  4. Sujata Roy

    What a lovely dish. I wish I would be your neighbour. Loved it Sasmita.

    1. Sasmita

      awww… so sweet of u di, hope so 🙂

  5. Mayuri Patel

    What a delicious share for the festival. Would love to have the trifle right away.

    1. Sasmita

      Glad you liked it 🙂

  6. Unknown

    Smashing share!!

  7. Unknown

    Apricot puree and Cream what a delicious combination 👏

  8. preethi'scuisine

    A deadly combo Sasmita. Looks so delicious.

  9. Unknown

    What an exotic recipe… Loved it! 🙂

  10. Unknown

    Apricot trifle pudding looks delicious.

  11. Pushpita Aheibam

    Loved the apricot trifle with cream.

  12. Unknown

    What a delicious Way to celebrate the festival. Cant wait to try.

  13. Pavani

    Love our 'trifle' take on traditional Khubani ka meeta. Looks amazing.

  14. End of the fork

    This is quite a treat! A lovely make ahead dessert for a family gathering!

  15. Lathiya

    I always love such easily making dish…this looks so delicious

  16. Srivalli

    Wow such delicious looking dessert, so nicely layered!..

  17. Nisha

    I am so in love with the colour. They look amazing and fruits and cream are my fav combination. Love this.

  18. jayashree

    Looks delicious, would love to have it now.

  19. Unknown

    Marvellous …Absolutely delightful treat for festival season…

  20. Hayley

    Interesting and good one!

  21. Unknown

    I like how you used apricots to make rhis pudding.

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