Pear Puree (Baby Food)
Pears are ususally a pleasing first food to baby because of their sweet, mild flavor and creamy texture.
quartered and cored
What You'll Need
- Microwave or steamer basket
- Glass dish (if using microwave)
- Cutting board
- Food processor or blender
Steamer Method: Place prepared pears in a steamer basket set in a pot filled with 1 to 2 inches of lightly boiling water. Do not let water touch fruit. Cover tightly for best nutrient retention and steam for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pears are tender. Pears should pierce easily with a toothpick. Set pears and cooking liquid aside to cool.
Scrape flesh from skin and puree in a food processor with a steel blade (or a blender). Add reserved cooking liquid by tablespoons to puree to make smoother and adjust consistency.
Microwave Method: Place prepared pear quarters in a microwave-safe dish. Add ¼ cup water and cover tightly, allowing a corner to vent. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes and stir pears. Re-cover and cook for 3 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Check for doneness, cool, and proceed with directions above.
Nutrition Info and more
Serving size:Total calories:
<1 gSaturated fat: