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!
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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!
Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Pear Puree
- 5 organic pears
- 4-6 oz water for a thicker puree, use less water
- 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.
- Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 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.
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