Apricot Barley Casserole Recipe
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Apricot Barley Casserole Recipe

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It doesn't take long to put together this pretty side dish dotted with dried apricots and golden raisins. Then just pop it into the oven and enjoy the aroma! Diane Swink of Signal Mountain, Tennessee writes, "My mother was a farm girl who helped feed the threshers during harvesttime. They always asked for seconds of this."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups medium pearl barley
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup diced dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 290 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute nuts in 2 tablespoons butter until lightly browned; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the barley and onions in remaining butter until onions are tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in the apricots, raisins and reserved nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until barley is tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Barley Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p55

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Casara1 User ID: 5574343 45017
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I've made this recipe several times for family and moose hunters.It was loved by everyone."

jstavrovsky User ID: 4934333 20950
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"This didn't turn out that well for me. Some in my family liked it, others didn't. When I made this it got very dried out, yet was very sweet. I hope others have better luck with it."

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