TRADITIONAL IRISH APPLE BARLEY PUDDING

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Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

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

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  • 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

How to Make TRADITIONAL IRISH APPLE BARLEY PUDDING

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.

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About TRADITIONAL IRISH APPLE BARLEY PUDDING

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




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