Dutch Barley Soup Dessert

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by noway

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.

Top Review by realbirdlady

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.

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.

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