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Homemade Baby Food: Pear Puree

Homemade Pear Baby Food

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)
  • Water


  1. Peel, remove core and seeds, and quarter pear
  2. Place in a large pot, and fill it with water until it covers the pears.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove pears from the pot and place them in a food processor or blender.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  • August 9, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Brenna - Glad to read this post. My little one is due in October and I’ve been thinking (in the way back of my mind) about making my own baby food, but obviously, I am a ways off from actually doing it. Seems so simple, but so worth it. Jo is such a cutie. Lucky her she has a good mama! Thanks for sharing Camberley!

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