mushy apricots and not good overall. I will not be making this again due to the cost of ingredients and lack of flavor.
I thought this was just okay. Maybe even a little bad. I followed the instructions and bought the whole-grain barley (not pearled) but I still felt like everything just melted together in the pot. Including the apricots. I'm no pro with a slow cooker, and I admittedly stirred it halfway through (does that ruin a meal?), but still, this is not going to be one for the recipe book. I'll be working through the leftovers for a long time.