Pureed apricots baby food

Apricot Baby Food

byAmy Palanjian


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Learn how to make easy homemade Apricot Baby Food, with both puree and BLW options. Find storage tips and baby food combinations, too.

Apricot Baby Food

Turning fresh apricots into baby food, whether as a puree or a baby-led weaning food, is easy with this simple method. You can use this as a Stage 1 baby food or as an option for a baby food combination. It’s very versatile!

Follow along below for the full information on making this recipe, with tips, variations, and storage advice.

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients. Here’s what to have on hand before you start.

  • Apricots: Look for ripe, fresh apricots without blemishes. Apricots can be very, very tart, so the fresher, more local the better. (This is one circumstance where opting for local fruit, which is more likely to be picked when ripe versus underripe so it can withstand travel, makes a big flavor difference.)
  • Unsalted butter: This is used to cook the apricots in a pan, though you can use coconut or avocado oil if you prefer.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process for making this baby food. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information.

  1. Cut the apricots in half and remove the pit. Cut into lengthwise pieces about 1/2-1 inch thick.
  2. Warm the butter in a pan to melt. Add the fruit.
  3. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally. Let cool and serve as a BLW fruit.
  4. Or, transfer to a blender and blend smooth. Serve or store.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my apricot puree so tart?

Apricots are naturally tart, so you may need to add another less tart food, like apple, to balance it.

Can babies eat apricot?

Yes, after 6 months (or whenever baby starts solids), apricots are a nice option for a baby food.

Do you peel apricots for baby food?

No, you don’t have to peel the apricots. The skins blend into the puree very easily.

How do you prepare apricots for baby food?

If your apricots are very ripe and very sweet, you can simply puree the fresh fruit after you remove the pits. If they are not very sweet, which is often the case, it is better to saute them in a pan to caramelize the sugars a little and help the fruit soften. Then you can serve it as a BLW food or blend into a puree.

How to Store Baby Food

You can put leftover or meal-prepped baby food into baby food storage containers or reusable pouches and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. Or, you can also freeze baby food. I prefer to freeze it in ice cube trays, then transfer the frozen cubes to a storage bag to freeze for longer-term storage.

Favorite Baby Food Containers

I love the WeeSprout Jars, Beaba Clip Containers, and Squeasy Gear Pouches for baby food storage. You can find all of my favorite resources for baby food containers for more information.

How to Store

Store the puree or slices in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, or freeze the baby food for longer-term.

Best Tips for Success

  • If you have the option, choose local, very fresh apricots if possible.
  • Remove the pits and cut lengthwise so the fruit is ready for BLW.
  • If the puree is very tart after blending, add a ripe banana or 1 cup applesauce to help even out the flavors.
  • To make an Apricot Baby Food Combination, mix with Avocado Puree, Peach Puree, Mango Puree, Sweet Potato Baby Food, or Strawberry Puree.

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Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 80kcal

Servings 4 -6

  • ▢ 1 pound apricots
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (or avocado or olive oil)
  • Halve the apricots and remove the pits. Slice into 1-inch slices.

  • Add the butter to a skillet over medium heat. When melted, add the apricot slices and stir gently to coat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft but still holding together. Remove from heat.

  • Let cool slightly and serve BLW-style.

  • Or, add fruit to a blender and blend until smooth, adding 1-2 tablespoons water, formula, or breastmilk until you reach the desired consistency.

  • Calphalon 5-Quart Pot

  • Vitamix Blender

  • Reusable Pouch

  • Store the puree or slices in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, or freeze the baby food for longer-term.
  • If you have the option, choose local, very fresh apricots. (They may be less likely to be underripe and should have better flavor.)
  • Remove the pits and cut lengthwise so the fruit is ready for BLW.
  • If the puree is very tart after blending, add a ripe banana or 1 cup applesauce to help even out the flavors.
  • To make an Apricot Baby Food Combination, mix with Avocado Puree, Peach Puree, Mango Puree, Sweet Potato Baby Food, or Strawberry Puree.

Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 295mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 2272IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.4mg

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Apricot Banana Puree - Weelicious

Over the past few months one of my greatest joys has been not only having a new baby in our life, but getting to make her homemade baby food. Every Sunday when I head to the farmers market to buy food to go in school lunch, fruits for our smoothies or vegetables to add to a quick dinner I’m also thinking about which new foods to turn Gemma on to.

I’m notorious for over buying fruits and why not? When you see fresh seasonal fruits pop up week after week at the market it’s hard to resist. In the past I’ve turned any soft fruits into homemade fruit leather, put in acai bowls or frozen them to add to smoothies, but now I had an even better use_ to make tons of baby food to feed to Gemma and freeze for weeks and months down the road. I know this Apricot Banana Puree seems super simple, but that’s the beauty of it. Especially when babies are starting new foods it’s great to keep it to one or two foods to try together so they learn to love the straightforward tastes of the foods you’re offering.

For this beauty I bought a ton of apricots at the farmers market, added a bunch to lunch over the week, dehydrated a few dozen (one of Kenya’s weaknesses) and turned the remaining that had a few soft spots into this Apricot Banana Puree. It was the perfect use for such a naturally sweet fruit with a soft texture. I added some banana to give it some extra body and potassium, but you could puree the apricots on their own or add a touch of nutmeg to give it’s some oomph.

Watch this Apricot Banana Puree video to see Gemma in one of her first videos (I want to eat her up) and catch a few homemade baby food tips along the way! If you make this recipe and feel like sharing it on social media, make sure to tag #weelicious so I can see your creation!

Photos by Gerry Speirs

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Author: Catherine McCord

Prep Time 1 minute

Cook Time 1 minute

Total Time 1 minute

  • ▢ 3 ripe apricots, cut into chunks
  • ▢ 1/2 banana

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Published August 4, 2022 by Catherine McCord

Categorized in All Recipes, Cook Time 10-15 mins, Dairy Free, Egg Free, First Foods Videos, Freeze Well Recipes, Fruits, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Recipes 10-12 Months, Recipes 6-9 Months, Toddler Bites, Toddler Recipes, Toddler Recipes Videos, Videos

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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • sugar 250 g


1. Apricots must be ripe, even slightly overripe. Apricots should be soft to the touch, and more puree can be obtained from such fruits. Fruits that have fallen from a tree and hold their shape are great, while when pressed, the apricot is soft and juicy, not hard.

Place the fruit in a large container. Fill with cold water so that they float freely. Leave for 10-15 minutes to remove dirt from the fruits. Stir them with your hands from bottom to top. Change the water several times. Move the washed fruits to a colander and leave to drain all the liquid.

2. Remove the stones from the apricots.

3. Pass the peeled fruit through a meat grinder (you can use a food processor or blender). At this stage, the puree can be frozen in plastic containers.

Transfer the puree to a thick-walled saucepan, cauldron or enamel bowl. Do not use aluminum containers for cooking. Send to medium fire. While stirring with a wooden spatula, bring the apricot mass to a boil. The mixture should bubble up.

4. Pour in the sugar. If the apricots are very sweet, the amount of sugar can be reduced. Taste fruit puree and sweeten to your liking. Constantly stirring, let it boil.

5. During cooking, a foam will form, which is desirable to collect with a slotted spoon and remove. After boiling, boil for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.

Yesterday my husband came from his mother-in-law and brought a jar of apricot puree from her. Everyone liked it so much that in the evening of the same day I called my mother-in-law and carefully asked her for the recipe. As it turned out, there was one trick, most likely it became the secret of such a delicious puree at the exit. The thing is that it was not boiled, but was, as they say, fresh. Having learned about this, I asked about how these jars cost all winter, to which I received the answer that it was fine, not a single jar in the mother-in-law's cellar was swollen. The only thing is that she always sterilizes jars for reliability. Therefore, since the evening I washed the jars and sterilized them well.

Today I started cooking, which, as it turned out later, is so fast and simple that there are simply no words. I think that this type of preservation will be especially noted by those people who do not like to spend time on it, and those who love everything natural, with the highest content of vitamins (for example).

Be sure to write your comments under the recipe for apricot puree for the winter without cooking, share your innovations and experiments, since I usually always think of something in the main recipe to my taste.

- apricots,
- sugar.

According to the proportions, take a kilogram of apricot and a kilogram of sugar, that is, 1:1.

Wash fruit and remove stones.

Place the apricots in a large bowl. You can take any suitable container instead of a bowl. It, for example, can even be a saucepan.

Blend the apricots with an immersion blender.

Pour the required amount of sugar into this mass.

Stir and then simply pour the puree into mini or large jars. It is most convenient to lay out a sweet treat with the help of the most ordinary tablespoon. Although, if there is a lot of puree, you can take a ladle or a large spoon, which is often used when stirring the jam when it is cooked.

Cap each jar tightly.
The very next day, take the puree to the pantry.

You can also cook delicious apricots

Apricot puree is an amazing sweet preparation. You know, even recipes on the Internet can be found a lot. It should be noted that mashed potatoes can be either boiled or not. It is about apricot puree without cooking for the winter that we will talk about, and we will also tell you how to roll it up for the winter in jars so that they do not swell and stand perfectly all winter.

Uncooked apricot puree is much healthier than boiled. The thing is that it is the product without cooking that retains all the useful vitamins, so this delicacy should be eaten when it is cold outside and the amount of fruit is not as large as in the summer. Replenish your body with vitamins and be healthy! Well, with the help of this recipe, which comes with step-by-step photos and a detailed description, you can easily cope with the preparation. Just empty the shelves in the pantry in advance so that you don’t waste time on it later. I think that the husband at this moment will be very helpful, he will just be able to repair them in the right places, and you will not waste time on this, but immediately start harvesting.
So, the ingredients, and by the way, there are only two of them:
- apricots,
- sugar to taste.

Step by step photo recipe:

Immediately place the apricots in a large bowl and cover with water for a few minutes. Then wash each and remove the bones.

Place the apricot halves in a bowl and blend everything with an immersion or stand blender.

Add sugar to the apricot puree. Add according to your taste preferences. Everyone in our family has a sweet tooth, so I always put a kilogram of sugar per kilogram of apricot. Stir the puree, taste it. If there is not enough sugar, then add it again and stir everything again.

Roll the finished apricot puree into glass jars.

Then simply take the puree to the pantry in a specially prepared place.
This is such a bright puree! Try!
No less delicious

Apricot puree is a food product obtained by mechanical processing of ripe apricot fruits. Outwardly, it looks like a fruit mass, which is colored yellow or orange (see photo), with a bright taste and aroma. Apricot puree refers to diet foods that can be given to children . However, since more and more industrially prepared apricot puree is made with the addition of various preservatives and dyes, it is recommended to cook it at home. We will talk more about its useful characteristics below.

Useful properties

The benefits of apricot puree lie in the presence of various vitamins and minerals. The natural product contains a large amount of carotene, which is necessary for vision. There is ascorbic acid in the puree, which not only strengthens the immune system, but also participates in a large number of processes in the body. Apricot puree is an excellent general tonic . It is also rich in minerals, as the product contains potassium, which removes excess fluid, normalizes blood pressure and improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system, as well as magnesium, an important mineral for the heart. Contains apricot puree iron, which is involved in the process of hematopoiesis. This is just a small list of substances that are in puree.

Cooking Uses

Cooking uses for delicious apricot puree are fairly easy to find. It can be used both as an independent food product and for the preparation of various delicacies. E This puree can be combined with vegetables and various fruits and berries to prepare new and no less healthy dishes.

Apricot puree, if you follow the rules of preparation and sterilization, can be used in the nutrition of children, including infants. I would like to note that such a preparation will not be inferior in quality and useful characteristics to products produced by well-known brands of baby food. You can even say that it will be many times superior to the quality of products purchased in retail chains. Natural puree should not contain preservatives, flavorings and sugar, which is easy to achieve by making it yourself.

Apricot puree can be used to make:

  • jams;
  • jams;
  • cocktails;
  • compotes;
  • jelly;
  • smoothies;
  • jams.

If the apricots in the puree base are very juicy, then by squeezing the product through gauze, you can get aromatic and vitamin juices and nectars.

The product acquires a new taste when it is combined with cottage cheese. This mass can be eaten as a dessert or a full-fledged, but, nevertheless, dietary dinner, as well as used for filling pancakes or other homemade pastries: pies, casseroles and muffins. Apricot puree can be used to layer homemade cakes and pastries.

How to make apricot puree at home?

To be sure of the quality of the product, it is best to prepare it at home. The fruits must be ripe, even overripe varieties are allowed. You can independently calculate the amount you need, but we will describe the recipe for 6 kg of fruit.

It is worth starting the preparation by peeling the apricots: they must be thoroughly washed, pitted and any damage removed. Then, in portions, using a blender, beat the fruit into a homogeneous gruel. You can also use a juicer or a sieve.

It's time to prepare the jars, that is, to start sterilizing.

After processing, you should have about 5 liters of puree, which must be transferred to a container and put on medium heat. When the puree begins to boil, the gas should be reduced to a minimum. Everything should boil for about 15 minutes, do not forget to periodically remove the foam. After that, you can start rolling. Then it is recommended to wrap the jars in a blanket and leave for 3 days. The video below shows a recipe for making apricot puree for children.

Apricot puree harm and contraindications

Apricot puree harm and contraindications are caused by many factors. First of all, it is worth noting that the product has a laxative property, so its use should be limited to people prone to intestinal dysfunction and various inflammatory processes of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis with high acidity of gastric juice.

In special cases, for example, at the stages of exacerbation of chronic diseases, the product should be completely excluded from the diet. Do not use apricot puree:

  • people with individual intolerance;
  • diabetics;
  • breastfeeding women.

Also, apricot puree should not be abused by people with impaired thyroid function, as well as chronic pancreatitis. Do not consume on an empty stomach , because it can provoke the release of bile, and as a result, heartburn and even nausea.

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This puree is best made from fresh picked apricots - ideally! Those that are sold in our stores in winter are not suitable for a small child!

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