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Irish Apple Barley Pudding



Irish apple barley pudding recipe

It’s authentic. It’s simple. It’s Apple Barley pudding.


  • 6 cups water
  • 4 T. Barley
  • 4 large honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Vanilla whoop cream

Bring water to a boil. Add barley and apples. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until apples are soft enough to mush. Drain any excess water then blend apples & barley. Barley will stay whole – this is similar to rice pudding. Add sugar and lemon juice. Stir well. Allow apple barley pudding to cool to room temperature.

Layer apple pudding in a medium clear bowl (or mini bowls). They layer whoop cream. Continue until finished for a gorgeous, layered authentically Irish dessert.

Basically, this is applesauce with barley in it, but this treat is a wonderful way for kids to learn about using the supplies that were on hand during the depression era, how creativity shows its self during tough times, and Ireland culture. Tons o’fun.

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