Apple and pear puree is an ideal first food for a baby food recipe as it is easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. Choose sweet apples like the Pink Lady variety or Royal Gala. Apples and pears contain pectin, which can slow things down if your baby has loose stools.
2 dessert apples
2 ripe pears (eg: Conference pears)
4 tablespoons of pure unsweetened apple juice or water
Generous pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
Put the fruit into a saucepan together with apple juice or water and pinch of cinnamon (if using), cover and cook over a low heat until tender (about 6 to 8 minutes).
Blend the fruit to a smooth puree.
About the Author
Annabel Karmel began publishing books back in 1991 with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner which supported Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. In just over a decade she has published more than twenty-seven books across topics such as feeding babies, toddlers and families as well as pre-natal cuisine and cooking with children. She is also a regular contributor to many of the UK’s most prestigious newspapers.
To compliment an illustrious written back catalogue, Annabel continues to appear frequently on radio and television and completed a series on the Richard & Judy show as the ‘Foodie Godmother’ where she solved problems of fussy little eaters.
Annabel also has her own app, ‘Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding your Baby and Toddler’, with over 120 recipies and episodes from her series ‘Annabel’s Kitchen’.