Two bowls serving spiced apples with barley and yogurt on the side

Slow cooker spiced apples with barley

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 hrs


Serves 4

Choose eating apples if you want the sliced rings to stay intact in the slow cooker. Make as a low-fat yet tasty pudding, or lazy weekend breakfast dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal168
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.1g
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  • ½ cup barley


    There are two types of barley available- pot barley and pearl barley. Pot barley is the more…

  • 2 eating apples
  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • a grating of fresh nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • finely grated zest 1 large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt


  1. Heat the slow cooker if necessary. Put the barley and 750ml boiling water into the slow cooker. Peel and core the apples so you have a hole the size of a pound coin in each one. Cut each apple in half.

  2. Stand the apples skin side down on the barley. Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest, and sprinkle them over the apples.

  3. Cook on Low for 2 hours. Serve with natural yogurt.

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6th Oct, 2019
This was very very watery and fairly tasteless, I used Cox’s apples. Was improved by adding some honey.
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