Buying baby food puree's for every meal can end up costing a small fortune! Buying is super convenient, but spending 30-60 minutes once a week to prepare food is all you really need, to do it yourself. Making baby food yourself is really easy too! I make this apple and pear fruit purée for Bump which he loves!
3 medium sized washed red apples
3 medium sized washed ripe pears
1 cinnamon stick or a generous pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
Boiled, cooled water
- Peel and core the apples and pears. Cut into thin slices (You can roughly chop or cut the slices thicker, it just cooks quicker, the thinner the slices).
- Place the sliced fruit in a colander and rinse with the boiled, cooled water. Place the fruit and the cinnamon (if you are using it) into a pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with water so the fruit is slightly submerged (it is better to use a smaller pan as you use less water).
- Simmer, covered for approximately 10 minutes until the apple and pear are soft. Drain the fruit, reserving the liquid. Purée the fruit with a blender. I use a stick blender. Use the reserved liquid to thin out the consistency of the puree if neccessary. Any remaining liquid can be diluted 1:1 with boiled, cooled water and given to your little one to drink provided they are over 7 months old.
- This freezes well. I freeze in cleaned, sterilised glass jars (used Purity bottles) or in ice cube trays.
Well I hope you feel inspired to make your own baby food and that your little one enjoys this apple and pear purée!
P.S. My apologies, I forgot to mention how much this recipe makes! I ended up with 4 servings of 125 ml and approximately another 60 ml or so.