Barley Applesauce

Barley Applesauce

Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword barley applesauce, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 101 kcal
Author Inspired by Foodista


  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 4-5 medium apples about 1 1/2 lbs, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Place barley and apples in large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until barley and apples are soft, approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Drain, then puree in food processor or with a stick blender. Return to saucepan and add agave and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. If serving warm, skip next step.
  3. Remove from heat and cool. Put into another container, then chill in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Too many carbs? Use less agave nectar or leave it out entirely.