Apple & Pear Puree for babies

By far the little ones favourite home made puree is the apple and pear puree I made for him and froze in ice cube trays a few weeks back. It’s so easy to make and the smile on his little face when he first tried it was just adorable.

The finished (and frozen) article


  • 3 apples
  • 1 large pear
  • a little apple juice if needed


Core and slice the apples and pear, place in a saucepan of boiling water and simmer for ten minutes.

Drain then puree with a hand blender, adding apple juice if necessary (I didn’t need to).

Place in ice cube trays (this amount made 2 ice cube trays worth) and freeze until required.

My son started eating this at 16 weeks old and has managed to demolish two ice cubes worth within a few days of first trying it. It’s a great fruit puree to start babies off on as it’s naturally sweet and it won’t break the bank at under 5p per ice cube sized portion!

Another great fruity puree for young babies is mashed banana. Simply mash (ensure there are no lumps) a little of a banana you’re eating or cooking with, add a little formula or breast milk, or even add to a little of their baby rice and hey presto you have another delicious fruity  and inexpensive meal for your baby!


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