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 Apple and Pear Delight Baby Meal
Apple and Pear Delight baby meal

This simple recipe is quick and easy to prepare and makes a great lunch for baby. Alternatively, you could try mixing it with a little yogurt or fromage frais for a delicious after dinner dessert!

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  10 mins  Cooking Time:   10 mins
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   Yes
 Servings

10

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INGREDIENTS

 Ingredients

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Imperial

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 Ripe Conference (or similar) pears 3 medium
 Sweet red desert apples 3 medium

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
Vegetable peeler
Sharp knife
Steamer or saucepan to cook the fruit
Mixing bowl
Hand blender or potato masher (depending on the age of your child)
Freezer storage containers

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Sliced apples and pears Peel, core and roughly chop the fruit. The size of the cuts doesn’t matter as it will all be pureed or mashed once cooked.

Go on to the next step reasonably quickly to stop the apple turning brown.


  
Cooked apples and pears Add the fruit to a saucepan of boiling water and simmer until tender. Remember not to over-cook the fruit as this results in a loss of all the goodness! Alternatively, you can steam the fruit which is ensures that most of the goodness remains in the actual fruit and your baby will benefit from it.
If you have boiled the fruit, drain well and place into a large mixing bowl.

  
Mashed apple and pears The next step will depend on the age of your baby and how long he or she has been eating proper foods. I introduced more texture and ‘lumps’ at around 7 months. If your baby is not used to eating foods with lumps, use a hand-blender or food-processor to puree the fruit. If your baby is capable of ‘gumming’ food and is comfortable eating ‘lumps’, I find a potato masher is great for obtaining the correct texture.

  
Make sure there are no large lumps that your baby could choke on. If you are worried that the mixture is too textured, you may whizz it quickly with a hand-blender.

When you are happy with the texture, spoon the fruit into your freezer trays. Allow the fruit to cool before freezing.

When re-heating the frozen fruit, ensure that it is piping hot throughout and then allow to cool before serving it to your baby. I always mix this with a little formula milk to take the edge off the sharpness of the fruit.

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