Apple Barley Soup

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Title: Apple Barley Soup
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Soups, Appetizers, Vegetarian


2 lg Onions, thinly sliced
2 tb Vegetable oil
3 1/2 c Vegetable stock
1 1/2 c Apple cider
1/3 c Pearl barley
2 lg Carrots, diced
1 ts Thyme
1/4 ts Dried marjoram
1 Bay leaf
2 c Unpeeled chopped apples
1/4 c Fresh parsley, minced
1 tb Lemon juice
1/4 ts Salt

In a small soup pot, saute onions in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring frequently for
10 min.or until onions are browned. Add stock, cider, barley, carrots,
thyme, marjoram and bay leaf. Cover and cook for one hour or until barley
is tender. Add apples, parsley and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes or
until apples are slightly soft. Discard bay leaf and serve.