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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Pear Puree

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This recipe is one of Layla’s absolute favorites. Initially, I think the texture of pear weirded her out (because it’s very different from avocado and sweet potato), but once she got used to it she couldn’t get enough. Pear mixed with oatmeal is a sure thing in our house. A little trick: I mix pear with green beans (or other green veggies she might not like) to help get her used to them, and she gobbles it up!

And pear is so good for your little ones! Loaded with fiber and Vitamin C – pear helps reduce constipation in babies and keeps their immune systems strong. I make pear in BULK and keep it in our freezer because we go through it so quickly. Luckily, with this recipe, you can easily make pear puree any time you need it!

Kitchen Tools I Used for This Recipe:

  • Durable, covered, ice cube trays for freezing. I like these from Mumi & Bubi because they come with a cover, a recipe book, and the cubes are super easy to get out.
  • A great blender. I used our Vitamix to puree large quantities at the same time – which was super convenient. You don’t need a “baby food maker” – any great blender will do. And if you have a Vitamix you can use it for so many other things besides baby food!

Of course, there will be times when you’re on the go and need a healthy pre-made option for your little one. And in those cases, I’d recommend buying one of the pouches on my list of the healthiest baby food pouches.

For more information, 150+ recipe ideas and ways to help develop your baby’s palate and turn them into a healthy foodie (vs. a true picky eater), check out my Baby Food Cookbook here

Or, are you looking for ideas for healthy, easy family meals that your little one can eventually help prepare in the kitchen? If so, pick up a copy of my newest cookbook: Kid Chef Junior.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a healthy formula that you can mix this puree with to feed to your little one, this post will help you find the best organic formulas on the market today!

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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Pear Puree

Loaded with fiber and Vitamin C – pear helps reduce constipation in babies and keeps their immune systems strong. I make pear in BULK and keep it in our freezer because we go through it so quickly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 ounces
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 5 organic pears
  • 6-8 oz water for a thicker puree, use less water (and adjust water as needed)

Instructions

  • Wash fruit. (Any type of pear will do - I use Bosc or Bartlett).
  • Cut pears in half and remove seeds and stem. Cut each half into 6 pieces.
  • Put pear and water into a large pot. Turn the burner on high and cover with a lid.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pears are soft and can be pureed.
  • Blend in a blender, puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  • 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.

Notes

Spice up your baby's food! To pear puree, you can add a pinch of ginger powder, a pinch of cinnamon, or even a bit of mint.
1 ice cube = 1 oz of food
Adapted from BabyLove
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64 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Pear Puree”

  1. Hello. I have been on your page all day long and I must thank you for all these amazing recipes and tips. As a young father , I just fell in love with making great food for my baby girl to enjoy.

    I have tried the pear purée for my first food today and baby loving it but I wanted to ask you if I can store the rest in the little cup of blédina and how long can i keep it in the refrigerator.
    Many thanks and stay safe.

    • Hi! Thanks so much for your kind words – I’m so glad my blog was helpful for you! You can store the pear puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days! After that, it’s best to freeze it. Hope that helps!

  2. I didn’t skin the pears per comments I read in this thread and the skins didn’t purée. There are pieces of skins throughout and I’m concerned my baby may choke. I am a bit more cautious as my 5 year old choked on a piece of apple skin and I had to do the Heimlich on him. So maybe for others like me peel the pears first so you don’t have to waste 🙁

    • Hi Jessica! If you cook the pears down for at least 30 minutes-1 hour, and then puree them using a high speed blender like a Vitamix or NutriBullet, the skins should pretty much puree. But if they don’t, you can always strain the puree mixture to get the skins out and not have to waste the rest! Hope that helps!

    • Hi Grace! Steaming the fruits just makes them softer, so that they are easy to blend and create a super smooth puree. It’s not required, but helps if you don’t want a grainy texture to your puree!

  3. Thank you for giving me the confidence to make baby food for the first time!
    I used 3 smaller ripe D’anjou pears to try this out…skin and all with 6oz of water. Since pears are so soft anyway, my immersion blender worked great. I should have adjusted the water down a little more, per your recommendation. But since we’re still mixing with rice cereal, it won’t be a problem.5 stars

  4. Hello so i burned the bottom of my pan while pears were cooking. The pears still look ok to blend and eat. I still blended it because the pears just had one side that was darken from the burn and it taste ok. Do you think it’s ok to give to my baby? Or
    Should I just make a new batch?

    • Hi Calandra! If the pears tasted fine and were mostly ok – that means they probably just got a little caramelized and that should be fine for your baby! If they turned completely black, I’d throw them out. Hope that helps!

  5. My one year and five months daughter is having hard stool since birth. It got better at a point but for the past few months she is always crying when ever she is making it because the stole is really hard. we are trying our best to make her take more liquid and to avoid giving her food that can cause that problem but the problem remains same. Is there any advice for us? Thank you

    • Hi Ben! I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter’s digestive issues! Here’s what my advice would be:
      1) Every day, have her eat these pureed prunes – they come in single serving pouches and are super easy for toddlers to eat! I’d start with one pouch and see how effective it is, and you can always add more if needed.
      2) Make sure she is drinking a lot of water every day. Ask your pediatrician for how much water she needs, but I’d recommend 40-45oz of water per day. You can also give her up to 4oz of prune juice to help soften her stools.
      3) Avoid all dairy, no matter what. Dairy is constipating.
      4) Avoid all white grains, refined processed foods, and switch to whole grains and sprouted grains.
      5) Try to add in beans and lentils if you can to her diet.
      You’ll have to be 100% consistent about all of these recommendations on a daily basis in order to see a change (I’d say after 2-3 days hopefully you’ll see some progress).
      Let me know how it goes and if you have any other questions!

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