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Peach Puree is not only a fantastic first food for babies, but it can also be used in desserts, baking or swirled into yoghurt. Once the kids have gone to bed, you can even use the leftovers to make yourself a delicious Bellini cocktail! 

What is Peach Puree?

Peach puree is simply peaches, with their skin removed, pureed until smooth.

How To Make Peach Puree

  1. Peel: Place peaches in a pan of boiled water and allow to sit for 40-60 seconds. This allows the water to loosen the skin. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peaches and place them in a bowl of ice water. Remove peaches from the water and peel the skin off using your fingers or, if needed, a pairing knife.
  2. Slice: Start at the stem and cut the peach in half, working your way around the pit. If your peaches are freestone you should be able to gently twist each side of the peach in opposite directions to allow the fruit to pull apart into two halves.  If using clingstone peaches then you will need to make slices all around the outside of the peach and then cut each slice away from the pit.
  3. Blitz: Place the peach slices into a food processor/blender and blitz until smooth.


What Peaches Are Best To Use? 

When purchasing fresh peaches, look for the fruit that is firm but has some ‘give’ when you gently squeeze them. Avoid those that are extra hard or have green skin. They should also be free of nicks, bruises, and other blemishes.

You can use white flesh or yellow flesh peaches. The white flesh variety is usually sweeter than those with yellow flesh, which can sometimes be a little tart in flavour.

Can You Use Frozen or Canned Peaches? 

There are several reasons you may wish to use frozen/canned peaches. 

  • Available all year round: The season for ripe and juicy peaches is definitely too short! For that reason, you may require to use frozen or canned peaches.
  • Convenience: The great benefit of using frozen/canned is that they are already peeled, sliced and pitted. They store well and you don’t have to worry about them spoiling. 
  • Price: Buying frozen/canned is often cheaper than buying fresh. 

I would recommend using frozen over canned for the following reasons. 

  • Canned foods can sit around on shelves for a long time, during that time nutrients from the peaches can leach into the juices they are packed in. These juices are thrown away and not required for making the puree.
  • Canned peaches are often packed in sugar syrups. Always check ingredients carefully. 
  • Canned peaches are very soft and can often result in a runnier puree. 
  • There may be a lot of waste with canned peaches. With frozen you can take out only what is required. 

If making for a baby just be sure to check labels carefully.

What Can You Use Peach Puree For?
  • As a baby puree
  • Mix into yoghurt
  • Added to smoothies or milk
  • Stir into oatmeal/porridge
  • Use in baking (muffins, bread, cakes etc)
  • Top pancakes/waffles
  • Use in cocktails, e.g Bellinis (adults only obviously!)/ Mocktails 

Peach Puree for Babies

Serve peach puree, as a delicious dessert for babies, or mix it with a variety of other fruit, veggie or meat purees. Some suggestions include

  • Peach and Apple 
  • Peach and Banana
  • Peach and Blueberries
  • Peach and Strawberry
  • Peach and Yoghurt
  • Peach and Oatmeal
  • Peach and Avocado
  • Peach and Pumpkin
  • Peach and Sweet Potato
  • Peach and Chicken

Storing Peach Puree
  • Refrigerate leftover peach puree in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
  • Freeze the puree in ice-cube trays and once fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place into a freezer bag or container. Return to the freezer and store for up to 3 months. (Freezing it this way allows you to take out small portions as needed.) 

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Peach Puree

Peach Puree is not only a fantastic first food for babies, but it can also be used in desserts, baking or swirled into yoghurt. Once the kids have gone to bed, you can even use the leftovers to make yourself a delicious Bellini cocktail! 

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  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, add peaches and allow to sit for 40-60 seconds.

  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the peaches and immediately place them in a bowl of ice water.

  • Remove peaches from the ice water and peel the skin off using your fingers or, if needed, a pairing knife

  • Slice peaches in half, starting at the stem and working your way around the pit. Twist and pull the peach halves apart. If your peaches are freestone you should be able to gently twist each side of the peach in opposite directions to allow the fruit to pull apart into two halves.  If using clingstone peaches then you will need to make slices all around the outside of the peach and then cut each slice away from the pit

  • Place the peach slices into a food processor/blender and blitz until smooth.

You can use white flesh or yellow flesh peaches. The white flesh variety is usually sweeter than those with yellow flesh, which can sometimes be a little tart in flavour.

Frozen peaches can make a convenient alternative to fresh peaches, see note above for more information.  

If making peach puree for cocktails or desserts you may find you need to add a touch of sugar / sweetner if your peaches are tart. Do not add sugar/sweeteners if serving a baby.

Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts

Peach Puree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Potassium 285mg8%

Carbohydrates 14g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 13g14%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 489IU10%

Vitamin C 10mg12%

Calcium 9mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Peach Baby Puree (4+ Months - Stage 1)

by Michele Olivier on February 16, 2021 (updated Feb 9, 2022)

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This Peach Baby Food Puree recipe is so delicious that you will not want to share it with your baby! Smooth and creamy, this homemade baby puree delivers a rich taste featuring naturally sweetened peaches and flecks of vanilla bean. It’s great for 4 months and up as Stage 1 baby food. 

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Peach Baby Puree

Serve your baby the taste of summer with this homemade peach puree! 🍑

It’s a deliciously flavorful puree that is naturally sweet and full of essential nutrients for a growing baby.

If you want to be extra, you can add a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg to turn it into a swoon-worthy baby puree that is so good and appetizing you may not want to share it with your baby. 😉

Is it your first time making homemade baby food? Then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed guide goes over all the important information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, how to know when baby is ready for solids, how to introduce purees, the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes!

  • baby food for 4 months and up
  • stage 1 baby food
  • easy to make
  • healthy – full of nutrients for a growing baby
  • delicious 
  • homemade
  • freezer-friendly
  • smooth and creamy 

  • Peaches: Peaches are the stars of the show! You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. Since frozen peaches are easily available year-round, I tend to use those for this recipe.
  • Vanilla Beans and Nutmeg: If you want to get all fancy, you can use fresh vanilla beans in this recipe. But you can also add in a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg for a tastier puree. I added a pinch of fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg into this puree because I was feeling it. I always like to add spices to my baby food purees, but you can omit them if you prefer.

  1. A good source of vitamin C and A, peaches are a great immune booster.
  2. Contains powerful lutein, which helps with eye health
  3. Have phosphorus, crucial for building healthy bones and teeth
  4. A good source of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate heartbeat
  5. High in antioxidants that help reduce the risk of certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and high cholesterol

Want to learn more about the benefits of peaches for your baby? Then you can read the entire Peach Profile here.

  1. Prep: If you’re using fresh peaches, roughly peel, pit, and chop them.
  2. Cook: Place the peaches into a medium saucepan along with a little water, and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer: Let it cool slightly. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor.
  4. Vanilla Bean: Using the back of a knife or spoon, scrape out all vanilla beans from the vanilla pod. Add them to the peaches.
  5. Blend: Turn on the blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Eat: Serve or freeze for another meal.


Babies can have peaches as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start your baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.


You can store the puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 


This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.

  • Spoon puree into a freezer storage container (this is my favorite freezer storage container). Do not overfill. 
  • Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap, and label with the date and recipe name. 
  • Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight.  
  • Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a ziplock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel the baggie or stager bag for future reference.

Need more information on how to store your baby foods? Head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!

Label Tip: Don’t forget to label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the end of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer and how long it’s been there… because you know… mommy brain. 😉


While Peach Baby Food is absolutely amazing and heavenly by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. For a Stage Two puree, give these fun flavor combos a try!

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potato
  • Quinoa Baby Cereal
  • Chicken
  • Pear
  • Yogurt
  • Mango
  • Broccoli

Be a Foodie Role Model for Baby: This puree is great to eat alongside your baby right from the start. This peach puree is best served with yogurt for a yummy breakfast or snack for both you (I like to add some chopped nuts and granola to mine) and your baby.

  • Use a Slotted Spoon: When transferring peaches from the saucepan to the blender, make sure to use a slotted spoon so you don’t add too much water to the puree.
  • Organic: Peaches are on the EWG Dirty Dozen list, so I recommend using organic peaches if possible. The good news is that organic frozen peaches are generally less than a dollar more per recipe, making this option a little more budget-friendly.

Helpful Tools
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Freezer Tray
  • Storage Containers for Fridge
  • Dark Green Baby Spoon
  • Gray Bowl
  • Bamboo Baby Spoon
  • Reusable Pouches

  • Peaches
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Cloves
  • 3 fresh peaches or 1-12 ounce bag frozen peaches, do not thaw frozen peaches – use frozen
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean pod (optional)
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • Prep: If using fresh peaches, peel and pit the peaches.

  • Cook: In a medium saucepan, add the peaches and water, cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes (fresh peaches) – 10 minutes (frozen peaches).

  • Vanilla Bean: Meanwhile, cut the vanilla bean pod in half and then slice open lengthwise. Take the back of your knife or spoon and scrape out all of the vanilla bean, reserve a big pinch.

  • Add Spices: right before the peaches are done cooking, add in the vanilla and nutmeg (or any other spices you prefer) and stir until incorporated. Cook for 1 more minute.

  • Transfer: Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor, leaving all excess water in the saucepan. You do not want to add any additional liquids or the puree might be too thin.

  • Blend: starting on low and increasing to high speed, puree the peaches until smooth and creamy.

  • Eat: serve to baby or freeze for later.

Age: from 4-6 months and up

Yield: 12 ounces

Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Adding Spices: you can also add in a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie mix or allspice into this puree before blending. 


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Peach puree

Properties of peach puree

Nutritional value and composition | Vitamins | Minerals

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Peach puree is considered an excellent baby food product. Doctors advise starting complementary feeding of children with fruit or vegetable purees from the age of six months. Kids love peach puree for its natural and sweet taste. However, the scope of peach puree is not limited to baby food. Peach puree is used as a filling in baked goods or homemade cakes. Based on peach puree, jelly and mousse are made, and a fruit product is also added to cocktails. For example, the famous Bellini cocktail. nine0003

This drink cannot be prepared without puree, for the production of which special white and sweet varieties of peaches are used. Peach puree is used as a base for marmalade, marshmallow or sweet peach sauce. Peach sauce is great for desserts and confectionery. However, ordinary pancakes, pancakes, casseroles or bread toast can be transformed into a dessert thanks to peach puree sauce. Surprisingly, peach puree sauce goes well with both dessert and sweet dishes, as well as with fish dishes. nine0003

For example, salmon with peach sauce is considered a delicacy and classic. An unusual combination of noble fish and sweet fruit sauce made from peach puree conquered any gourmet. Peach puree is easy to make at home. To do this, you will need peaches, which you need to soak for a while in water, and then rinse thoroughly under running water. Peach fruits are peeled and pitted, and then passed through a meat grinder. You can cut the peach pulp into small pieces and grind in a blender. nine0003

Then the fruit mass must be brought to a boil and cooled. Such peach puree can be rolled up in jars. The product is well stored and will be able to please you in the cold season. Peach puree is considered an excellent remedy for the prevention and treatment of colds. Useful properties of the product are due, first of all, to the chemical composition of peach puree. The product is made from the fruit of the peach tree, which belongs to the genus Almond. The peach pit resembles an almond in appearance. China is considered the birthplace of the peach tree, where not a dozen varieties of peach grow. nine0003

Currently I cultivate peach in France, Asia, America and China. The pulp of peach fruits, which is the basis of puree, contains a huge amount of acids of organic origin. In addition to malic, tartaric, quinic and citric acids, peach puree contains minerals such as iron, manganese, potassium, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium. Plus, peach puree contains vitamins B, K, E and PP, as well as vitamin C in excess, which determines the beneficial properties of the product. nine0003

Caloric content of peach puree 82.4 kcal

Energy value of peach puree (Proportion of proteins, fats, carbohydrates - bju):

Protein: 0g (~0kcal)
Fat: 0g (~0kcal)
Carbohydrates: 20.1g (~80kcal)

Energy Ratio (b|g|s): 0%|0% |98%

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Product proportions.

How many grams?

In 1 teaspoon 17 grams
in 1 tablespoon of 50 grams
in 1 cup 350 grams
in 1 bank 200 grams

Food value and peach puree


9000 g

Drill fibers

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 g


0.3 g

SFA - Saturated fatty acids

0.02 g


Vitamin A (RE) (A (RE))

3 mcg

Beta carotene

31 mg

Vitamin E (TE) (E (TE9))


0.5 μg

Vitamin C (C)

58.5 mg

Vitamin B1 (B1)

0.01 mg

Vitamin B2 (B2)

0.01 mg

Vitamin B5

0.08 mg mg mg mg 0.08 mg m.

Vitamin B6 (B6)

0.02 mg

Vitamin B9 (B

Zinc (Zn)

0.03 mg

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Canned fruits and vegetables in baby food

2 years - 5 years

Pressure jumps due to the fact that physiological growth does not correspond to the growth of internal organs. Consult a doctor - he will prescribe therapy aimed at strengthening blood vessels, vitamin therapy, and moderate physical activity. nine0003

Children need vitamins all year round, and especially in winter and spring, when even an adult body begins to experience a vitamin deficiency. But it is at this time that we can least of all please the baby with fresh vegetables and fruits. Then canned fruits come to our aid. Can they be used in baby food? And if so, in what form?

Summer in a jar

Homemade canned vegetables, fruits, berry fruit drinks and jams are a way for mothers and grandmothers to prolong summer for a baby. Fruit and berry abundance, rolled up in a jar, is rich in mineral salts and vegetable fibers. But, alas, it does not retain all vitamin properties. Especially little remains of vital vitamin C, which is destroyed by light and heat. At the same time, homemade pickles and jams rarely do without spices, vinegar and sugar, so they are not recommended at all for babies in the first years of life, with the exception of unsweetened compotes. In the diet of children after 3 years, they may be present on the table. Of course, "summer in a jar" cannot be compared with the benefits of fresh fruits, but it diversifies the child's menu and partially replenishes the body's needs for vitamins and minerals. nine0003

Home cooking methods

What is the best way to prepare berries and fruits for the winter for a child? It is preferable to wipe them quickly, in small portions with a wooden spoon and always in an enamel bowl. Then transfer the resulting mass to a sterilized jar, close it tightly and place in a cold dark place. Of course, the less sugar you use, the better. And to preserve most vitamins, products require deep freezing.

Fruit and berry preparations should not contain much sugar.

Now let's talk about vegetables. Perhaps every housewife knows how to pickle them for the winter - just put the rolled up jar in a dark place, and it can be stored for several years. The method is very simple, but its pronounced disadvantage for baby food is that it practically does not retain vitamins. Most of them are destroyed when vegetables are cooked. And even if cooking is not supposed, vitamins are destroyed when stored in brine. In addition, pickles contain too much salt, vinegar, citric acid and other additives that are not suitable for a child. nine0210 Pickled vegetables are a good alternative to pickles. This harvesting method retains much more vitamins. For example, sauerkraut contains even more vitamin C than fresh cabbage. But again, everything depends on a very large amount of salt. Both salted and pickled vegetables are not welcome on the table of a child under 3 years old. Starting from 3-4 years old, the baby can try them in small quantities as an addition to a side dish for lunch.

Frozen vegetables, fruits and berries are considered to be the healthiest homemade preparations. They retain most of the vitamins and minerals, and, which is also important, largely retain the taste of fresh fruits.

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