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Apple and barley pudding

Finish off your Irish dinner with apple and barley pudding.


4 T barley (pearl barley)
1 1⁄2 lb apple (peeled, cored and sliced)
3 T sugar
1 c cream (heavy cream)
2 c water (approximate)


  1. In a small pot over medium-high heat, bring barley and water to a boil.
  2. Add the apples and cook until they begin to soften. They need to be soft enough to blend well, but no so soft that they lose their flavor.
  3. Drain the water off and blend the apples with a hand mixer.
  4. Next add the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  6. Serve.
Total time
35 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Once cooled, add the cream to the top and chill until ready to serve.


Irish cuisine

easy, simmer
fruit, dessert
Irish recipes
Food in Ireland