Dutch Barley Soup Dessert

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I grew up in a very Dutch community in Iowa. This is from one of my hometown's community cookbooks. Looks similar to rice pudding. Posted for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the pearl barley, water, and raisins to a boil.
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 1.5 hours or until barley and raisins are tender.
  3. Add sugar, peaches with juice, and prunes (optional).
  4. Boil about 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool. The dessert will thicken when cold.
Most Helpful

Easy whole-grain dessert or hot breakfast. I used fresh peaches. Cooled the dish was a little chewy for us. We enjoyed it more hot.

realbirdlady June 02, 2010