Applesauce

Posted by on April 5, 2010 in 1st Foods | 6 Months, Baby's Food, Blog, Desserts & Treats | 0 comments

 

I realized its been awhile since I posted any homemade bebe food.

I’ve actually been quite busy making different types of food for bebe E since I ordered more Baby Cubes, but perhaps I’ve avoided posting these knowing that my audience is not vast.  :)

Seriously, who doesn’t love applesauce – baby’s, kids, and even grownups?!?  Maybe I’m one of the few adults that likes to eat applesauce, and not just when it’s served with a good pork chop.  I think it’s a great snack or good breakfast accompaniment.

For bebe E, I started out with 2 large organic Fuji apples from the local Korean market, H-Mart, and ended up with 16 2 oz Baby Cubes of fresh, homemade, pesticide-free applesauce.

She loves it.  :)

Applesauce

(1st Foods / 6 Months Old)

  • 2 large organic Fuji apples
  • Water

Peel, core and slice 2 apples.  Place in a medium pot.

Add about 4 to 5 cups of water.  Boil for about 15 minutes until apples are very tender.

The Baby & Toddler Cookbook” that I mentioned before as the reference for all the homemade bebe food that I post on my blog, recommends steaming the apples, but boiling seems to work better for my bebe’s digestive system.

Let cooked apples cool, then transfer to a bowl and using a hand blender, purée the apples to a smooth consistency.

I didn’t add any of the reserved liquid to the apples prior to blending because the apples contained sufficient fluid for pureeing.

I fill each Baby Cube with 1 1/2 ounces of applesauce and freeze up to 3 months.  The applesauce keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Because of their sweetness, other apples suggested for baby’s applesauce are Gala, Pink Lady or Macintosh.  These are typically sweeter and more palatable for your baby.

This is a healthy, no sugar-added applesauce not just for babies, but also for adults.

For older kids or adults, try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon.  And seriously, don’t forget to try it as a fresh accompaniment to pork chops!  :)

Cheers!

Judy | bebe mama

 

Applesauce
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Recipe type: Baby Food
 
Appropriate for babies 6 months and older.
Ingredients
  • 2 large organic Fuji apples
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and slice 2 apples.  Place in a medium pot.
  2. Add about 4 to 5 cups of water.  Boil for about 15 minutes until apples are very tender.
  3. Let cooked apples cool, then transfer to a bowl and using a hand blender, purée the apples to a smooth consistency.
  4. I didn't add any of the reserved liquid to the apples prior to blending because the apples contained sufficient fluid for pureeing.
  5. Fill each Baby Cube with 1½ ounces of applesauce and freeze up to 3 months.  The applesauce keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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