Irish Apple (or Pear) Barley Pudding Two Ways

Apple Barley Pudding

The second of my St Patrick’s Day recipes is Apple Barley Pudding, based on a recipe from European Cuisines.  I made this twice using pears instead of apples, and a apple version with Red and Golden Delicious apples.  The original recipe used tart apples, but the pears and Delicious apples were a lot sweeter, so I was able to leave out the sugar.  The recipe also had two options for serving, which I also tried. I love the version in the glasses, it would make a great dinner party dessert.  The barley cooked with the fruit had a lovely texture and was deliciously sweet.     Image courtesy of gubgib /