Slow cooker spiced apples with barley

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:2 hrs
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 168
  • fat 2g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.1g


  • ½ cup barley
  • 2 eating apples
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • a grating of fresh nutmeg
  • finely grated zest 1 large orange
  • 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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