Baby Food Recipes
Choose only sweet fruit that is
Baby Food Ingredients:
2 medium eating apples or ripe pears, peeled and cored.
3 tbsp pure apple juice or boiled water (ripe pears may not need any liquid
Chop your chosen fruit into small even sized pieces. Put these into a heavy
based saucepan with the apple juice or water. (If the pears are ripe you
probably don’t need to add any liquid).
Cover the pan and cook over a low heat (about 6 mins for apples and 3 mins for
pears) until the fruit is tender. Alternatively steam the fruit for the same
length of cooking time.
Blend the fruit to a smooth puree using an electric hand blender. If steaming
you can add some of the liquid from the bottom of the steamer to the apples. For
the pear puree you can stir a little baby rice into the puree to thicken it up a
Spoon a little puree into your baby’s bowl and serve lukewarm. Pour the
remainder into an ice cube tray and freeze.
From 6 months
Suitable for freezing
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes for apples; 3 – 4 minutes for pears.
If you freeze food in ice cube trays you can mix and match flavours to make up
your own combinations. Simply defrost one frozen cube of apple and mix it with a
cube of pear puree to make apple
and pear. I also like mixing savoury and sweet
flavours together so combinations like carrot and apple or chicken sweet potato
and apple are good.Choose only
sweet fruit that is completely ripe for your baby's fruit purees. Once he is
accustomed to eating an apple or a pear fruit puree on its own, try combining
the two fruits. Apple or pear fruit puree is an ideal first food for your baby,
being easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. Choose sweet eating apples
like the Pink Lady variety or Royal Gala are perfect for this fruit puree.