Lately, when we’ve had an abundance of a certain type of fruit that the boys just aren’t eating quickly enough, I’ve been turning them into baby foods, jams, and preserves.
Since I have to wash, peel, and boil a large of amount of fruit, instead of making preserves and baby food separately, I just knock it out all at one time by removing a portion of the cooked fruit to make baby food before adding sugar and other ingredients to the pot for preserves.
To make baby food pears and other fruits, the process is simple.
How to Make Baby Food
- Wash, peel, core, and dice pears.
- Steam or boil until fork tender.
- Puree in food processor.
Storing Baby Food
Once pears are pureed to a smooth texture, pour into baby food trays like this one, or simply use BPA-free ice-cube trays.
Allow baby food to freeze.
Run warm water over the back of the trays to loosen, and then pop out cubes.
Store in groups of three or four cubes in freezer bags.
Place bag in bowl of warm water when ready to thaw and serve.
This same method works for most fruits and vegetables.
How do you store your homemade baby food?
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