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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Apple & Prune Puree

apple prune puree

Ah, prunes. Prunes get such a bad rap – but they’re actually quite delicious! They’re basically just dried plums – and they look like massive raisins. Layla was not a fan of prunes when we gave it to her straight. But luckily, thanks to the addition of Fuji Apples, this has become another one of her favorites!

Prunes are the number one source of antioxidants for babies and they also help keep things moving along, so if your baby is prone to constipation, a couple cubes of this a day should help keep them regular!

This is another super easy to make puree – and you can mix it into oatmeal, yogurt, with other veggies, etc.

Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Apple & Prune Puree

1 ice cube = 1oz of food!


  • 8 Organic Fuji Apples
  • 20 Organic Prunes (dried plums)
  • 8-10oz water (for a thicker puree, use less water)


  1. Wash the apples. Cut in half and remove seeds and stems.
  2. Cut each half into 4-6 pieces
  3. Remove pits from prunes (or - timesaver: get pitted prunes!)
  4. Put apples, prunes, and water into a large pot.
  5. Cover and turn the burner on high.
  6. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Pour everything into a blender, puree until smooth.
  8. Pour into ice cube trays and allow it to cool. Cover/wrap, and freeze.
  9. Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.


Spice up your baby's food! Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or all spice to this recipe!

Adapted from BabyLove


7 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Apple & Prune Puree”

  1. I love that you are including baby purees! I have made all of my baby food, but my third child is proving to be a little bit pickier than the others so I am having to come up with new ideas and different purees! I love the idea of mixing apples with prunes, we will be trying it this week! Thank you!

  2. I saw that avocado was one of first foods…
    I know this was an old post… just starting out on this road…
    Any advice about the order after avacado?

    • Hi Deanna! Absolutely! So for our daughter, we did: avocado, sweet potato, pear, green beans, zucchini/apple/carrot, apple/prunes, cauliflower/spinach/broccoli, and then from there we just randomly introduced new foods one after the other! Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. I think it is wonderful that you’re posting homemade baby food recipes. It’s so easy and so much better for our wee ones! You’ve got some great ideas!!

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