autumn harvest spelt pilaf

Autumn Harvest Spelt Pilaf

  • Author: Adapted from Whole Foods Market
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x



  • 1 leek, washed, split and thinly sliced (green and white parts)
  • 1 14.5 oz can vegetable broth
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup uncooked spelt berries
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Combine leek, vegetable broth and apple cider in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then add spelt berries (do not stir).
  2. Reduce heat to a low simmer; cover and cook 1 hour until spelt is nearly al dente.
  3. Sprinkle chopped apple over the top; cover and cook another 10 to 15 minutes until spelt is fully cooked.
  4. Drain; stir in chopped pecans and dried cranberries just before serving.