TRADITIONAL IRISH APPLE BARLEY PUDDING

Ellen Bales

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Back on the farm in Ireland this dish was a way to use up leftover apples after the harvest. I just happen to have some extra apples myself and while on the hunt for something to do with them, I found this interesting recipe. It only calls for five ingredients--what could be simpler?
Recipe & photo: oneperfectbite.blogspot.com


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Serves:

4 to 6 (Allow at least 2 or 3 hours to chill)

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 c
water
1/4 c
pearl barley
1 1/2 lb
tart apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 c
lemon juice
1/4 c
plus 1 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 c
heavy cream for beating - or - 2 tbsp. heavy cream to stir into pudding

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a heavy pot, bring water and barley to a boil. Add sliced apples and simmer until barley and apples are soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.
2
Remove mixture from heat and place in a blender or food processor. Puree until nearly smooth.
3
Return mixture to the pot and stir in the 1/4 cup sugar and the lemon juice. Bring to a second boil and boil gently for about 5 minutes, until syrupy bubbles form. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature.
4
When cooled, transfer to another container and refrigerate until very cold.
5
When ready to serve, stir 2 Tbsp. cream into the pudding.
For a fancier dessert, whip 1 cup of heavy cream with 1 Tbsp. sugar and layer with pudding in parfait glasses.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #creamy