Homemade APP-lesauce Recipe: apples, peaches and pears

 

Got apples, peaches and pears?  In this post, blogger Michelle gives us her recipe for APP-lesauce:

 

APP-lesauce in baby bowl with fruit

 

APP-lesauce: Apple/Peach/Pear Baby Food Puree

There’s an App for that! Not really, just the title of this yummy baby food that combines apples, peaches and pears.

Homemade baby food…something I never thought I‘d pursue. As a stay-at-home-mom on one family income, making my own baby food made financial sense and didn’t take too much time. I made one big recipe every few days and froze the rest into ice-cube trays for easy-to-grab portions. Not too hard and my babies seemed to like it! Also, this is a great baby food to bring to restaurants that (still) don’t offer baby food on the menus.

This is one of my favorite fruit recipes. It purees apples, peaches, and pears. This is a wonderful summer recipe when all the fruits ripen so quickly and are so deliciously juicy. (For winter, don’t feel bad to use frozen peaches if it is just plain out of season or just leave peaches out of the recipe.) This is a great recipe for babies as young as four months. It also gives the house a delicious scent!

Ingredients:

2 apples, peeled, chopped (no core)

2 peaches, skinned, chopped (no pit)

2 pears, peeled, chopped (no core)

Directions:

Simmer apple in a small pot with two tablespoons of water for eight minutes. Add peaches and pears and cook for 3 more minutes. Let cool a few minutes, then puree in a blender.

APP-lesauce on stove
 

APP-lesauce in blender

APP-lesauce in freezer container

This makes about 3-4 cups of baby food, depending on the size of the fruits. I usually serve about 2 ounces per feeding. If you are making a big batch, freeze the extra puree in ice-cube trays!

Healthy, prepared food is a happy sight to see on super crazy days with your baby! Grab a couple fruit-cubes and let it defrost for a delicious fruit serving later in the day.

Although this was prepared with babies in mind, it is also a delicious alternative to regular applesauce for kids and adults both.
APP-lesauce eaten by Lauren

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