Roasted pears baby food

Easy Baked Pears (to Share with the Kids)

With a super simple method and a most delicious flavor, these Baked Pears are a favorite snack for babies, toddlers, and us parents. I love that they are yummy both warm and cold, and that they’re a great way to use up pears.

Baked Pears

I’ve been making sliced Baked Apples for years and years and recently started to use the same method on pears. Oh my gosh, I wish I’d tried this sooner because it’s both easy and so darn yummy!

I love that it’s such an easy way to transform fruit, even if it’s a little underripe, and that I love it as much as my kids do.

Plus, you can serve them warm or cold, on their own or with other foods. Win, win!

We honestly love them as a stand alone snack or as a side dish with a meal. They’re so good with oatmeal and yogurt, but also work well with something like roasted chicken. (Similar to our Sauteed Pears.)

And you can make them with any type of pears you might have.

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, you need just three simple ingredients. Here’s a look:

  • Pears: I use Bartlett usually, but any kind will work.
  • Butter or coconut oil: There’s not much flavor difference here, so use the one you have or prefer.
  • Cinnamon: This adds a nice bit of spice.

TIP: You can add a little vanilla extract or other warm spices such as ground ginger if you like.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full information.

  1. Wash and dry the pears.
  2. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. Discard the stems. (I leave the peel on but you could peel them if your kids prefer it that way.)
  3. Toss with melted butter or oil and cinnamon. Spread the pears flat in a baking dish.
  4. Bake until soft when poked with a fork. Different varieties and ripenesses of pears may make the baking time a little different.

TIP: If your pears are super firm, they may take a little longer to cook. That’s totally fine, no worries!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to cook a pear?

I love baking them in the oven because it’s so easy to prep them and let the oven do the work.

Do I have to peel pears for baking?

No, you do not have to peel pears for baking. The peel softens nicely. You can of course peel them if you prefer, but I usually leave it on.

Can I bake an unripe pear?

Yes, you can use this method to bake an unripe pear (or a ripe one). You may just need to bake them for a little longer.

Can I serve these baked pears for baby?

Yes, they are a great way to serve pears to a baby. To serve them baby led weaning style, offer a cooked slice to baby and let them feed it to themselves. (Usually, they’ll simply spit out the skin. )

Other Pear Recipes to Try

If you have extra pears or just love pears, you might also like:

  • Fresh Pear Puree
  • Easy Pear Sauce
  • Sauteed Cinnamon Pears

Serving Suggestions

You can offer this recipe with Oatmeal, Yogurt, or as part of a simple kid’s lunch. You can also serve them as a side dish alongside Chicken Tenders, Fish Sticks, or Pan-Seared Chicken.

How to Store

Store, once cooled, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can reheat them briefly in the microwave (about 15-30 seconds is usually plenty) or serve them cold.

You could also freeze them in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Best Tips for Success

  • Serve warm or cold, either on their own or with yogurt, oatmeal, or as a side for something like roasted chicken.
  • I prefer to leave the skin on both because it’s easier and because my kids don’t mind it. You can remove it if you prefer.
  • Any variety of pear will work for this recipe. I usually use Bartlett.
  • You can add a little vanilla extract or other warm spices such as ground ginger if you like.
  • To serve them baby led weaning style, offer a cooked slice to baby and let them feed it to themselves. (Usually, they’ll simply spit out the skin.)

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I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe if you try it for your family, so please comment and rate the recipe below!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course side

Calories 138kcal

Servings 4

  • ▢ 4 medium firm, but ripe pears (about 4 cups sliced; core discarded)
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter (or coconut oil)
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Place the butter or oil into a pie plate or baking dish. Warm in the oven for a few minutes to melt. Remove from oven.

  • Slice the pears into approximately 1/2-inch slices and discard the cores. Place into the baking dish with the oil.

  • Add the cinnamon and toss to combine.

  • Bake for 24-26 minutes, or until tender when poked with a fork. (Under ripe pears may take a few extra minutes; very ripe pears may take a little less.)

  • Serve warm or store to serve later.

  • Store, once cooled, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Serve warm or cold, either on their own or with yogurt, oatmeal, or as a side for something like roasted chicken.
  • I prefer to leave the skin on both because it’s easier and because my kids don’t mind it. You can remove it if you prefer.
  • Any variety of pear will work for this recipe. I usually use Bartlett.
  • You can add a little vanilla extract or other warm spices such as ground ginger if you like.
  • To serve them baby led weaning style, offer a cooked slice to baby and let them feed it to themselves. (Usually, they’ll simply spit out the skin.)


Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 182mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 138IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg

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This post was first published October 2021.

Baked Pears - Healthy Little Foodies.

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Baked Pears are a delicious dessert for babies, children, and adults. The baking process and added spices enhance the natural sweetness of the fruit meaning there is no need for added sugar or sweeteners. 

Pears are one of those fruits that have a short window of perfection. You wait and wait for them to ripen and then before you know it, they are past their best and all mushy inside.

The good thing about baked pears is that you don’t have to wait for them to fully ripen, they just might take a little longer to cook.

You can’t really get a simpler dessert than this. They taste delicious on their own but can be enjoyed in many other ways too.

Serving Suggestions

Why not try serving baked pears with:

  • Yoghurt  Top some greek yoghurt with the pears for a healthy and delicious dessert.
  • Oats  Stir through porridge or top with granola for a delicious breakfast.
  • Ice-Cream  For a more indulgent dessert, serve warm with some vanilla ice cream.

How to Prepare Pears for Baking

You can bake pears in different ways

  • halves
  • wedges
  • bite-size pieces

I like to bake them in bite-size pieces as I find this a great size to add to yoghurt, oats etc.

  • Cut the pear in half and remove the core. The easiest way to do this is to use a melon baller. The stalk is then easy to remove or cut out.
  • Cut into slices or bite-size pieces.
  • Toss the pears in spices. Spices that work well are
    • cinnamon,
    • ginger,
    • nutmeg,
    • clove,
    • cardamom,
    • allspice.

Baked Pears for Babies

Baked pears make a really tasty puree for babies and can be mixed with a range of foods such as

  • other sweet fruits (e,g apple, banana, berries, mango.)
  • avocado
  • sweet potato
  • yoghurt

If you are doing baby-led weaning then baked pears are a fantastic finger food. Try baking them as fingers when your baby is just starting out with food, once they have developed their pincer grip you can cut them into the bite-size pieces as pictured.

Picky Eaters

Baking fruit changes the taste and texture of the fruit. If you have a child that doesn’t like fresh fruit then try baking it. The enhanced sweetness and softer texture may win them over.

You May Also Like

  • Pear Puree
  • Spinach and Pear Smoothie
  • Baked Banana

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Baked Pears Recipe

With no added sugar or sweeteners, these baked pears are a healthy and delicious snack, breakfast or dessert. 

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  • ▢ 4 Pears (Cored and chopped into pieces) *SEE NOTE 1
  • ▢ 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon ** SEE NOTE 2
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp Ground GInger ** SEE NOTE 2
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Water
  • Pre-heat oven to 180c / 350f

  • Add pears to a large baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger. Toss the pears and add the water, toss again. 

  • Cover with foil and bake for 20-40 minutes (*SEE NOTE 3), checking and stirring once or twice during cooking time. 

  1. The easiest way I find to chop a pear is to half, remove the core using a melon baller and then chop into bite-size pieces (see above image for illustration.) I don't peel the pear but you can if you prefer.
  2. If you don't like cinnamon or ginger then try alternative spices such as cardamom, nutmeg, clove or allspice
  3. The cooking time will vary depending on the ripeness of the pear. Cook until soft (or desired texture.) My pears were unripe and needed 40 mins. 

Nutritional information is a GUIDE only, calculated using an online calculator. Results will vary depending on pear variety and size. 

Nutrition Facts

Baked Pears Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 105

% Daily Value*

Sodium 1mg0%

Potassium 206mg6%

Carbohydrates 28g9%

Fiber 6g24%

Sugar 17g19%

Vitamin A 45IU1%

Vitamin C 7. 7mg9%

Calcium 29mg3%

Iron 0.4mg2%

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

Course:snack / dessert


Keyword:Baked Pears

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Pear puree for babies

Today we will tell you how to prepare pear puree for the winter. Both adults and children will be happy with such a delicacy, because its amazing delicate taste cannot leave anyone indifferent.

How to cook pear puree for the winter for children?


  • ripe and soft pears - 2.9 kg;
  • white or brown sugar - 150 g;
  • ground - 5 g;
  • nine0011 purified water - 950 ml.


To prepare baby pear puree for the winter according to this recipe, we select the softest and most ripe pears, rinse them thoroughly, get rid of the peel and the inner seed box with seeds. Cut the pulp into small pieces and place in a saucepan or saucepan. In another bowl, combine water and sugar and stir until all crystals are dissolved. Pour prepared pear slices with sweet liquid and put the bowl on the stove. Cook contents until soft. Depending on the variety and ripeness of the fruit, this may take from twenty to forty minutes. nine0003

If desired, for taste, you can add a little ground cinnamon or a couple of clove buds during the cooking process. We pack the finished pear puree in sterile and dry containers, cork, turn it over under a “fur coat” for self-sterilization until it cools completely.

If you are preparing mashed potatoes for a very young child, then in this case we recommend that you do without adding granulated sugar, cinnamon and other additives. But with such a preparation of the product, it must be sterilized for fifteen minutes in a container with boiling water, and only then sealed. After cooling, store in a cool place. nine0003

Pear puree with condensed milk flavor - a recipe for the winter


  • ripe pears (peeled) - 2.5 kg;
  • sugar - 1.5 kg;
  • whole milk - 1.5 l;
  • baking soda - 5 g.


Pear puree prepared according to this recipe tastes like condensed milk, but has a pronounced pear flavor. To implement the idea, we get rid of ripe soft pears from the peel and entrails with seeds, after which we measure the weight of the resulting pear pulp and cut it into medium-sized arbitrary slices. According to the proportions of the recipe, add granulated sugar, mix it with the fruit mass and place the bowl on the stove. After boiling, we simmer the pear mass with sugar with barely noticeable signs of boiling, stirring occasionally, for an hour. Then pour baking soda, pour in milk, let the workpiece boil again and continue to languish after boiling for another four hours. nine0003

We break the resulting puree to a homogeneous creamy texture with a blender, boil for another minute and lay it out in dry and sterile glass containers. Having corked the jars immediately with boiled lids, turn them upside down and wrap them thoroughly until they cool completely.

Pear puree for the winter at home - a recipe in a slow cooker


  • ripe pears - 995 g;
  • sugar - 180-260 g;
  • - a small pinch; nine0012
  • vanillin - a small pinch.


If you have a multicooker, it is advisable to cook pear puree in it. To do this, we prepare the pears by washing them, peeling and peeling the seeds with a core and cutting the flesh into cubes or arbitrary slices. We put the fruit mass in the multicooker container and add granulated sugar and citric acid, the amount of which can be varied depending on the sweetness of the pears or your taste preferences. We mix the contents of the multi-pan and set the device to the "Extinguishing" function. After fifteen minutes of the program, mix the pear mass and extend the same mode for another fifteen minutes. We repeat the fifteen-minute “Quenching” a couple more times, alternating with stirring, after which we transfer the puree base to a convenient container, punch it with a blender, and then return it to the device and stew the workpiece again for fifteen minutes. We pack the puree hot in sterile jars, cork and turn it upside down under a “fur coat” for self-sterilization and slow cooling. nine0003

After the introduction of vegetable complementary foods into the diet of a six-month-old baby, it is the turn of fruit purees. As the first sweet homogeneous dish, pears fit perfectly in the crumbs menu. Moms who have tried making classic pear puree for babies do not have to persuade their picky tasters to take another spoonful. Having chosen a good recipe, the peanut chef will be able to make a delicate honey mass from a juicy pear, which will conquer any picky eater.

In addition, there is not a single reason to doubt the benefits of this product for the immature body of any child - here you have a whole vitamin complex (A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, E, K), and an extensive set of trace elements (potassium, boron, lead, cobalt, rubidium, nickel, sodium, phosphorus, iron, copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium), and phytosterols that reduce the amount of absorption of cholesterol in the intestine, and mono- and disaccharides.

Pear dishes are easily absorbed by the child's body, contribute to the normal functioning of his kidneys and liver, and also improve the digestive process.

To date, there are thousands of varieties of pears, among which there are ornamental and fruit trees. Not all representatives of the many fruit varieties are suitable for preparing fruit foods for an infant. nine0003

Juicy soft specimens (Conference, Williams Summer (Duchess), Grand Champion, Komis) are best suited for baby food. A wonderful dish with a sweet and sour or dessert flavor is obtained from ripe fruits with a green skin without a pink blush and with melting pulp.

The main thing is to prepare it for the baby, preserving the maximum amount of useful substances in the composition of the pear.

Preparing pear food

The recipe for pear puree is very simple. The hostess needs to do the following:

  1. Wash the affected fruit under running water.
  2. Peel the skin off the pear.
  3. Cut the fruit in half and remove the core with a knife.
  4. Cut the remaining flesh into small pieces.
  5. Bring a pot of clean, filtered water to a boil. Water should be used in such quantity that the pieces of fruit are barely covered with it.
  6. Throw fruit slices into boiling water, cover the pan with a lid.
  7. After boiling again, reduce the gas and let the pear simmer under the lid for about 7-10 minutes (the recipe calls for ripe soft pears). nine0012
  8. Remove the boiled pear from the syrup and cool slightly.
  9. Grinding the pieces with a blender or grinding them through a meat grinder will help prepare an air puree. You can also mash the pieces until smooth with a fork.
  10. If the mass turned out to be thick, you can add a little syrup in which the pear was boiled.

It is not worth supplementing this recipe with butter, sugar or other ingredients for a better perception of the baby. It is permissible to add a few drops of lemon juice to the finished puree to dilute the excessive cloying sugary varieties of pears. nine0003

Pear puree is introduced into the baby's diet in the same way as the first vegetable food. A portion of half a spoon will be enough to start, even if the baby insists on continuing the banquet. It is necessary to increase the daily volume gradually if the child does not have a reaction to the product in the form of skin rashes or stool disorders.

If the acquaintance with the pear was successful, include it in multi-component fruit purees, and later in cereals that the baby has had time to try.


Recipe for mashed potatoes for the future

When pears growing in local latitudes cannot be found, and overseas products waxed with gloss shine on supermarket shelves, we regret that we did not make our stocks of natural fruits for the winter or spring to introduce complementary foods to babies. But it is very easy to prepare several jars of excellent pear puree, and it turns out at the peak of beriberi it is much more useful than using products of unknown origin, and much cheaper than buying baby food in stores. nine0003

So, how can you get through the winter without need, thanks to your ability to preserve food? The recipe for making pear puree described above remains unchanged. One caveat: we increase the amount of "raw materials". In a word, you need to take as many pears as you want to prepare mashed potatoes for the winter or spring.

Put the finished puree into an empty pan, add a little syrup, let the mass boil over low heat and warm up well. In the meantime, we are preparing containers for blanks for the winter: we wash small jars well and sterilize them. Water should be boiling in the other pot by now. nine0003

Pour the finished puree in hot form into jars and put them to sterilize in a pot of boiling water, while reducing the gas. Lids should also be placed in boiling water. At the end of the process, we take out the jars, twist them with lids and wrap them with a blanket until they cool completely. That's all - pear puree for your gourmet for the winter is ready!

For older children, the water in which pears are boiled for the winter can be replaced with apple juice. You can also add vanilla sugar. nine0003

As you know, kids love fruits for their lightness and sweetness. Our recipe, which reveals the secrets of making pear puree in summer and autumn, as well as preparations for the winter, will help you please the little one until he can gnaw fresh fruit on his own.

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Until the baby is six months old, its menu is monotonous and consists of mother's milk or formula. From the age of 6 months, the baby tries the first products from the adult table, gets acquainted with fruits that are rich in fiber, contain pectins, and bind radionuclides. Sweet and fragrant pear purees are becoming a favorite treat for children. When deciding on the introduction of pear puree into the diet of a toddler, it is necessary to understand what properties the fruit has, whether it is beneficial, how to cook it properly and prepare it for the winter. nine0003

Pear - a fruit with a composition rich in useful substances. It is useful to give a fragrant product in a timely manner, and the baby will definitely like the sweetish taste of the fruit. The vitamins of groups B, C, K, A, E and PP contained in it have a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin. Also, the fruit is rich in trace elements: zinc, copper, fluorine, natural sugars, organic acids, fiber, tannins. Due to this composition, the fruit has the following effect on the body:

  • strengthens the baby's immunity; nine0012
  • improves the functioning of the digestive system;
  • removes toxins;
  • acts as a building material for cells;
  • normalizes the functioning of the nervous and cardiovascular systems;
  • improves mood and increases vitality.

Carefully choose the fruit you are going to prepare for your baby. Clean, ripe, free of dents, stains and damage will bring the most benefit. It is better to buy fruits harvested in your area.

nine0002 Pear is characterized by antiseptic, diuretic and antipyretic effect, strengthens the baby's stool. An overripe fruit, on the contrary, causes an upset, can weaken, therefore pear puree is recommended for babies who have constipation.

The fruit has many benefits for the growing organism, but it is important to remember that there are cases when eating the fruit can be harmful. It should not be eaten if the child is diagnosed with gastritis or colitis. In addition, fresh in excess causes heaviness in the stomach. nine0003

Sailors of ancient Greece used pears to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness. The sailors cut the fruits into small portions and sucked for a long time during the entire sea voyage.

Pear allergy in infants

Pear is a hypoallergenic product, rarely causes a reaction in the child's body. However, statistics say that one in twenty newborns is allergic to this fetus. It may pass with age. The fruit belongs to the group of products with a low degree of allergenicity. For example, a negative reaction to a banana is much more common. nine0003

Green varieties are in the safe category. More often than others, an allergic reaction to the Williams pear occurs. It has a bright red barrel, and red fruits, vegetables and berries are contraindicated for babies under one year old.

You can reduce the risk of an adverse reaction by following certain allergenicity reduction measures:

  • Soaking. The fruit must be washed, processed and cut, pour water. It is necessary to stand the product in water for 2-4 hours. During this time, the liquid will take over all the harmful substances, so you need to periodically change the water. nine0012
  • Heat treatment. Allergens are destroyed by high temperatures. Therefore, it is necessary to try the fruit for the first time not fresh. Baked fruit retains beneficial properties.
  • Pear allergy in infants is not a frequent phenomenon, but mothers should be careful when introducing fruits and vegetables into the child's menu, observe all safety measures. It is better to give pear puree to a toddler for the first time in the morning. During the day, parents will be able to observe the reaction of the crumbs, if necessary, seek medical help. nine0012

Sweet fruit contains complexes of substances that are similar in their effect on antifungal drugs and antibiotics. This property allows you to rid the intestines of pathogenic microflora, improve digestion. An important condition for this is to use the pear separately from other products.

Principles of introduction into the diet, features of preparation, freezing

The baby will perfectly respond to the pear, if you introduce the fruit into complementary foods carefully, adhering to all the rules and simple recommendations:

  • pear puree should be fed to the baby when he has already become acquainted with the apple and some vegetables;
  • offer a homogeneous product starting at 1 teaspoon per day, gradually increasing the portion;
  • a baby can be given 80–100 g of fruit puree per year;
  • the fruit must be thermally processed and have a uniform consistency, for this a sieve or blender is used;
  • the fruit goes well with other fruits (apple, peach), so you can prepare multi-component purees; nine0012
  • it is possible to use combined purees containing dairy additives and cereals in the nutrition of children of the first year of life. Combined fruit purees are given from 7 months of age;
  • before cooking, the fruit must be thoroughly washed, poured over with boiling water.

Pears can be cooked in a slow cooker or on the stove, baked in the oven or microwave, cooked in a double boiler. Each mother independently chooses the most simple and convenient option.

nine0090 Pear puree can be preserved.

Another option for harvesting for the winter is freezing. The fruit must be peeled, washed, cut into slices or cubes, put in a sealed bag and sent to the freezer. It is better to use the method of emergency freezing, so more useful substances and vitamins are stored in fruits. You can store fruit all winter. The product is packaged in portions so that after thawing the rest of the fruit does not have to be frozen again. This is strictly prohibited. Properly prepared and frozen pieces of fruit pulp make a wonderful puree that the baby will consume in the winter. nine0003


There are many recipes for making pear for a child under one year of age. It is best to try several options, determine which dish the baby likes. You can cook an interesting and beautiful treat with your baby.

Boiled pear

For cooking, you need 1 ripe green pear. Be sure to check the fruit for the presence of paraffin. They process the fruits to give a presentation. To make sure that there is no harmful substance, scrape the peel with a knife. There should be no white marks on the blade. nine0003

  1. Wash the pear, peel it, remove the seed box.
  2. Cut the flesh into small squares or slices.
  3. Put the chopped fruit in a ladle or pan, fill it with water.
  4. After boiling, cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the water, beat the pulp with a blender and serve.

Oven baked pear

Baked fruits are useful not only for babies. It is also better for a nursing mother to consume fruits after processing in the oven. The cooking principle is simple:

  1. We process one or several pears and prepare for cooking (washing, removing the skin and seeds).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. We send a baking sheet with a pear in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. After the signal from the oven, we take out the fruit and let it cool, remove the pulp with a fork and rub it through a sieve.

Later, as the baby grows up and his gastrointestinal tract develops, this dish can be made more interesting and varied by adding banana, oatmeal, nuts, honey to it. The use of the last two products in the baby's diet requires special care, because they are classified as highly allergenic. nine0003

Pear puree with apple

To prepare this delicious and healthy dessert you will need:

  • 1 pear;
  • 1 apple.
  1. Thoroughly wash the fruit, peel and remove the cores.
  2. Cut into cubes and put in a saucepan or multicooker bowl.
  3. Simmer under the closed lid for 7–10 minutes, in the case of a multicooker, set to the “quenching” mode.
  4. Cool the boiled pulp, beat with a blender and treat the baby. nine0012

Only when the child's body gets used to boiled or baked pear, you can try it raw. To do this, the fruit is washed and cleaned, rubbed on a fine grater. If the baby did not like it or an allergic reaction appeared, give up the fruit for a while and consult a doctor.

It's no secret that the best food for a baby is mother's milk. But the baby grows, and there comes a time when breastfeeding is no longer enough. And here various cereals and mashed potatoes are already in use. Every mother approaches the introduction of complementary foods very seriously. Store shelves with baby food delight with variety - there is plenty to choose from. But buying all the necessary products noticeably hits the pocket of a young family, and one cannot be sure for sure that all these products are harmless. But after all, mashed potatoes can easily be made at home and prepared for the winter. nine0003

so that you do not have to add sugar to the puree, you should choose soft and maximally ripe fruits. Doctors recommend taking green or white apples, as they are the most hypoallergenic. Ideal varieties such as "Semerenko" or "Antonovka".

Recipe for baby puree from apples and pears for the winter

One of the most common fruits is an apple, and if you prepare several types by mixing this fruit with a pear, the baby's menu will become not only natural and tasty, but also varied. Check out this easy recipe for kids. nine0003


Servings: - +

  • Apples 2 kg
  • Pears 2 kg
  • Purified water 500 ml

Per serving

Calories: 41 kcal

Proteins: 0.4 G

Carbohydrates: 9.8 G

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do not rush to throw away the peel and cores from the fruit! From them you can cook a wonderful compote. At the end of cooking, just strain it through a sieve, and a delicious, and most importantly, healthy fruit drink will be ready. Fans of experimenting can even try to make jam from the leftovers. Believe me, the taste will turn out just as good as when cooking from whole apples or pears. nine0003

Recipe for baby puree of apples and zucchini for the winter

Try to make mashed potatoes from seemingly incompatible products: apples and zucchini! It will turn out very tender, tasty and healthy.

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: 20

Energy value

  • calories - 32.5 kcal;
  • proteins - 0.42 g;
  • fats - 0.31 g;
  • carbohydrates - 6.63 g.


  • apples - 2 kg;
  • zucchini - 1.5 kg;
  • filtered water - 2.5 cups.

Step-by-step preparation

  1. First, prepare the container for the puree. Jars and lids must be sterilized. For baby puree, 100-gram containers are ideal. It will take about 20 pieces. Due to their small size and large quantity, it will be most convenient to simply boil them.
  2. Thoroughly wash the apples, peel them, cut out the cores from the fruits. Cut the fruit into arbitrary pieces of the same size (so that they evenly boil). nine0012
  3. We cut off the tips of the zucchini, remove the whole peel - it is definitely useless in baby puree. Cut into small pieces.
  4. Cook the ingredients in different pots as they have different cooking times. We arrange vegetables and fruits in containers. Pour zucchini with a glass of water, but apples will need at least one and a half glasses of liquid.
  5. Cook until the ingredients are completely softened, about 25 minutes. The cooking time of apples depends on their variety, on average, it takes about a quarter of an hour, but, for example, Antonovka requires more time. nine0012
  6. Now, using a colander, drain the broth from both pots, but do not pour it out, as we still need it. We combine vegetables and fruits, beat them into a homogeneous mass with a blender. You can use a meat grinder, but if you want to make the puree homogeneous, then repeat the scrolling at least 2 times, or even more. If the puree is too thick, add the broth, adjusting the consistency of the dish.
  7. Now put the saucepan with fruit and vegetable mass on the stove. Cook for about half an hour, stirring constantly. During the boil, the puree will splatter quite strongly, so the fire should be minimal, and it is better to cover the dishes with a lid. nine0012

Puree is ready. We lay it out on prepared banks. During the packaging process, small bubbles form in the puree, they must be eliminated with a knife or a small spoon. If you do not do this, then the workpiece will not stand idle for a long time. Corked jars should be placed upside down, wrapped. We transfer everything to a place prepared for storage after it has completely cooled down.

Apple and plum puree recipe for children for the winter

Plums are an excellent folk remedy for normalizing digestion, and in tandem with apples, you will get a healthy afternoon snack for your baby. nine0003

Cooking time: 2 hours

Servings: 50

Energy value

  • calories - 42.79 kcal;
  • proteins - 0.58 g;
  • fats - 0.34 g;
  • carbohydrates - 9.33 g


  • apples - 3 kg;
  • plums - 3 kg;
  • water - 150-200 ml.

Step by step preparation

  1. The first thing you need to do is to sterilize the jars. One of the most popular methods is steam sterilization. The presence of a double boiler or multicooker with the “Steam cooking” function and a special nozzle will greatly simplify the process. Banks are usually placed over the steam with the neck down for about 20 minutes, and the lids are boiled. nine0012
  2. When the crockery is ready, you can safely start cooking. Let's start with apples. They need to be peeled, cut out the seed box. Cut the fruit into arbitrary pieces and transfer to a saucepan.
  3. Wash plums, remove pits. We send fruits, which can also be cut, to apples.
  4. Pour everything with a glass of purified water and set to boil. It will take an hour and a half to prepare the puree. During this, you need to constantly monitor the amount of water and, if necessary, add it so that the puree does not turn out too thick. nine0012
  5. Now we need a blender. It is most convenient to use submersible. We puree the mass.

Puree is ready. We lay it out in jars and tightly roll up the lids. You need to cool the blanks under a warm blanket or blanket - this will contribute to additional sterilization.

small jars (100, 120 or 150 ml) are suitable for preparing puree. You can use the container from the purchased baby food. Before conservation, they must be thoroughly washed with soda, and also make sure that there are no defects (chips, cracks, etc.). Lids should preferably be new. nine0003

Homemade baby fruit puree is best stored in the refrigerator as it is free of various preservatives and sugar. But if your pantry is dark and cool enough, the blanks will be perfectly preserved there. Strictly follow the recipe, boil and chop the fruit well, then your puree will turn out not only not worse than the purchased one, but dozens of times better, tastier and healthier. At least the baby will definitely gobble up such a delicacy on both cheeks.

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Puree from various fruits is a good alternative to jams and marmalade, which housewives usually prepare for the winter. They can be used as a filling for pies and small pies, donuts and cakes. They work great as an independent dessert or addition to ice cream and butter creams.

And if there is a small child in the house, then the preparation of such a tasty and tender dessert is a must. Especially if you have an indispensable assistant in the kitchen. In a slow cooker, cooking any dish is not difficult. nine0003

Laughing Pears Puree

Pears differ in that they do not cause allergic reactions in children, unlike some varieties of apples or other fruits. In addition, according to this recipe, pear puree is prepared without sugar.


  • Ripe pears - 1 kg.
  • Citric acid - ½ tsp.

Acid can be replaced with 2 tbsp. l. lemon juice.


  1. Wash the pears well, cut into slices and remove the seeds. nine0012
  2. In the slow cooker, set the stewing mode and cook the pears with a little water until soft.
  3. Using a blender, beat the mass and bring to a boil again, adding citric acid or juice.

In order to prepare pear puree for the winter, you need to properly prepare the jars to prevent fermentation or “blooming” of the finished product.

Wash thoroughly with baking soda, rinse under running water and sterilize in the microwave or slow cooker. Cover the lids with boiling water. nine0003

Pour boiling puree into jars and seal immediately.

Family Joy Pear Treat

There are two options for this recipe. Consider both, as the puree is tasty, but with unexpected notes.

Piquant Pear


  • Ripe pears - 3 kg.
  • Purified water - 1 liter
  • Sugar (preferably brown) - 100 gr.
  • Cinnamon - ½ tsp

Use other spices as well to add flavor and spiciness. It can be cloves, star anise, cardamom. nine0003


  1. Wash the pears, remove the peel, seeds and seed flakes. Cut into small cubes to speed up the cooking process.
  2. In the multicooker, set the “Extinguishing” mode and pour water with sugar. You need to wait for the sugar to completely dissolve.
  3. Add pears and simmer covered for 30 minutes. The time is average and depends on the power of the device. To determine readiness, pay attention to the consistency of the workpiece. It should become mushy. nine0012
  4. Using a blender, puree pear and add spices. Bring to a boil.
  5. Pour boiling pear puree into sterile jars and roll up immediately.

Fruit tenderness

Such apple-pear puree for the winter can be prepared without the addition of citric acid, which is a preservative. After all, it is already present in apples. She will act as a conservative.


  • Pears - 10 pcs. medium soft
  • Apples - 10 pcs. (sour varieties)
  • Sugar - 3-4 tbsp. l.
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Cinnamon, cloves - optional.


  1. Wash pears, cut into quarters, remove seeds and amniotic scales.
  2. Wash apples and cut into smaller pieces than pears. This way the applesauce will cook faster.
  3. In the multicooker, set the "Stew" or "Baking" mode for 40-60 minutes, depending on the power of the device. Add water, close the lid and cook until you hear a beep. nine0012
  4. After that, open the lid and let the apple-pear blank cool completely.
  5. Pour the mass into a blender or other chopper that is at hand. We bring to a homogeneous puree-like consistency.

If you want to stock up on this yummy for the winter, you need to boil it again, arrange it in sterile jars and seal it hermetically.

If you have prepared an apple-pear puree for immediate consumption, but it is too much to eat at one time, place the cold puree in clean jars, close with tight lids and store in the refrigerator. The shelf life of such a treat is up to 2 weeks. nine0003

Baby fruit puree

The modern industry offers mono and multi-component fruit purees for babies for the first feeding in small portion jars. But the benefits of such a product are very doubtful, since the shelf life suggests that preservatives are still present in them. And they can become a source of food allergies for a child.

It is not difficult to prepare fruit puree on your own, especially in a slow cooker. You can also prepare it for the winter, using natural preservatives. nine0003


  • Sour apples - 3-4 pcs. ripe
  • Soft and ripe pears - 3-4 pcs.
  • Water - 1/3 cup clean, filtered.

Use an additional ¼ tsp. for winter harvesting. citric acid as a preservative or add 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice.


  1. Wash fruit thoroughly. You can even use baking soda to remove all pathogenic bacteria (because puree is prepared for babies). nine0012
  2. Peel, cut and remove seeds and flakes from pears and apples. Cut into strips of medium size.
  3. In the multicooker, set the “Baking” or “Stew” mode for 40-50 minutes. Add water, close the lid and cook until you hear a beep. Sugar for baby food is not added. The taste will be sweet anyway - because pears have a lot of glucose.
  4. We take out the fruits from the bowl along with the liquid - there will be not only water, but also juice from apples and pears. We transfer them to a blender and carefully grind until a homogeneous mass without lumps. nine0012

Small jars need to be sterilized and pureed. Close with tight lids and place in the refrigerator. The shelf life of such apple-pear puree for babies is no more than 3 days.

If you want to save such a puree of apples and pears for the winter, you need to boil the ready-made puree again in a slow cooker with the addition of citric acid or lemon juice. Boiling pack in sterile jars. Seal hermetically. Store such a delicacy should be in a cold place - a cellar or basement. nine0003

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If the pear is ripe, then it is not necessary to boil it - and it will be so easy to make mashed potatoes. Steaming fruits is recommended for children under 8 months old in order to soften the fibers and remove excess sugar. Pears are very gentle on the digestive system, so it's up to you to decide whether to steam them or not. It all depends on the individual characteristics of your child. However, if you start solid food before 6 months of age, the pear should be steamed. nine0003

1. Pear puree



One ripe pear.


1. Peel the pear and remove the seeds.

2. Mash with a fork or use a blender.

3. You can add oatmeal to thicken the puree.

2. Pear Parfait for Breakfast (8m+)



½ cup plain oatmeal (cooked), ½ cup pear puree (mashed with a fork or blended), ½ cup sugar-free yogurt.


Mix oatmeal with yogurt, then top with pear puree and stir. You can add a pinch of vanilla, ginger or cinnamon. This dish is suitable for toddlers who are learning how to use cutlery.

3. Baked pears “You will lick your fingers”


You will need:

3 pears, a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla or ginger.

Preparing :

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Cut the pears in half, remove the center.

3. Place the pears in a shallow baking dish, add water - 2.5 cm.

4. Add spices.

5. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Mash up and serve with baby oatmeal, yogurt, or even chicken. nine0003

4. Baked pears with oatmeal and dates (8 months+)

Photo: optional), a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla or ginger.


1. Cut the pears in half, remove the center.

2. Mix oatmeal, dates and spices with water, bring to a boil, then simmer until the mixture has the consistency of soup. nine0003

3. Then pour the resulting "soup" over the pears and bake in the oven at 180°C for 45 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Add a few drops of maple syrup if desired.

5. Whipped Pear Rice Pudding (8m+)



15 g dairy-free rice porridge, 250 ml cooked infant formula, 1 pear.


1. Prepare the pear puree: after peeling the pear and removing the seeds, mash it with a fork or use a blender. nine0003

2. Mix the puree in a blender with rice porridge until smooth.

3. Pour into a serving mould.

Try your own recipe for baby food that suits your baby.

Here is a list of foods that go great with pears: apples, avocados, bananas, blueberries, mangoes, peaches, sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes), chicken meat, yogurt (not sweet).

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