Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baby's First Recipes - Stewed Fruit

Stewed Fruit

Suitable for babies 4-8 months old.
Makes 1-2 cups, depending on the fruit used.


2 fresh apples, pears, peaches or plums, or 3-5 apricots, well scrubbed, peeled, cored or pitted and cut into medium-size chunks.
Water, apple or white grape juice, breast milk or formula (optional)

  1. Pour water to a depth of 2.5cm into a medium-size saucepan and bring to the boil over a high heat.

  2. Place the fruit of choice in the pan, cover, lower the heat to a simmer and cook the fruit until tender, 7-10 minutes.


Most fruits are naturally sweet. If a fruit puree you are serving tastes a little bitter, add a dash of apple or grape juice. But remember, babies haven't developed a sweet tooth yet and it's best to keep it that way for as long as you can, by keeping fruits not too sweet.

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