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Mote con huesillos Dried Peaches and Wheat

A perfect Chilean drink/dessert.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6


  • 12 small dried peaches
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 cup cooked wheat berry or barley (see introduction)
  • 1 cup of sugar


  1. Soak the dried peaches in the water with the cinnamon and a piece of orange peel, optional, overnight. The next day, cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes after boiling.
    Dried peaches Cooked dried peaches
  2. Place sugar in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until dark caramel forms.
    Sugar for caramel Dark caramel
  3. Pour over cooked dried peaches and stir to incorporate, giving sweetness and color. You can do the same with molasses in the USA, dissolved in hot water from the cooked peaches.
    Peaches with dark caramel
  4. Cook the wheat berry or barley (see the introduction) according to package directions.
    Cooked Mote
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. To serve, place 1/2 cup wheat berries in a tall glass, and add two peaches and cooking liquid to fill the glass.
    Cooked Huesillos and Mote
  7. Add sugar if desired. Serve very cold.
    Mote con HuesillosChilean Mote con Huesillos
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove-cooked
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: mote con huesillos, wheat berries with dried peaches, chilean dessert