I realize a lot of our readers may be professional homemade baby food makers; however, I’ve recently talked to a few new moms who are about to start their little ones on solids and they’re not sure where to start. So, today I’m going to share a basic recipe for pears.
One of the first foods Josephine fell in love with was pears. She still isn’t a huge fan of bananas, which I think is odd. I just assumed all babies love bananas. The moment pears touch her lips, her arms get stiff and she starts humming, “Mmmmmmmmm”. I’ve found that pears are a great way to sweeten some of her other foods like carrot, sweet potato and butternut squash.
I love having pears on hand for Jo’s food, because they make a good mid-morning snack for me! They’re my latest addiction.
Follow the jump for the ingredients and directions.
- 6-8 pears (I like using Bosc and Bartlett)
- Peel, remove core and seeds, and quarter pear
- Place in a large pot, and fill it with water until it covers the pears.
- Turn burner to high and once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer the pears for about 10 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the pear with a fork.
- Remove pears from the pot and place them in a food processor or blender.
- Once they have cooled slightly, whirl for 30-60 minutes (or until smooth). If the consistency is too think, slowly add water until you reach a good consistency.
- Cool pears on counter and then freeze them or put them in the refrigerator (note: they will stay good in the fridge for about 3 days).