Irish Apple-Barley Pudding


Apple-Barley pudding is one of the easiest yet delicious dishes from Ireland. This one here is a very simple, nothing fancy dish with simple ingredients. Barley and apples both are Irish produce and this dish probably is a way to use the out of the season apple produce.

A lot of Irish recipes are with alcohol but this pudding is non-alcoholic one. This recipe has barley and apples boiled together and then pureed and served with whip cream, Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time            Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                  30 mins                 50 mins                      3-4 Servings


Apples (tart) – 700 grams (peeled, cored & thinly sliced)

Barley (pearl) – 4 tablespoons (heaped)

Lemon – 4 tablespoon (juice)

Water – 1 liter

Heavy Cream – 2 tablespoon

Whip cream – 1 cup (plus 1 teaspoon sugar for each serving)


  • Heat water in a heavy pot and add barley, bring it to a boil, now add apple slices and cook till both barley & apples are soft for about 30 minutes, cook and stir gently in between.
  • Take off heat and then either puree the mixture or blend right in the pot with a hand stick mixer per choice.
  • Now add lemon juice & sugar and bring it to a boil again (if pureed in blender, return to the pot and boil again). Take off heat and let it cool down. Once cool, refrigerate till its chilled.
  • Prepare whip cream with sugar and vanilla extract in a standing mixer, whisk till the stiff peak forms.
  • Now either serve cold with cream stirred in OR as a parfait with layers of the puree and whip cream and serve with a dollop of whip cream on top.

Note: Delicious apple-barley pudding is ready, serve and Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!


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