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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

Ingredients

  • 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 equals 290 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

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

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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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