Homemade apple and pear baby food recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
July 24, 2014
Pears amd apple on the brown tray wood

Apple and pear are a match made in heaven and are common ingredients in a wide range of baby food recipes. Below you will find delicious peach and pear recipes that are waiting for your baby's approval. Try them out!

Remember, always consult with your pediatrician before introducing your baby to new foods and recipes.

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Apple and pear baby puree

A recipe at its simplest form. Combine two fruits to form one yummy baby dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple (peeled, cored, cut into cubes)
  • 1 ripe red pear (peeled, seeded and cut into cubes)
  • (optional) 1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Place apple in a steamer and cook for three minutes (if the pear is hard you can steam it with the apple to soften).
  2. Add all ingredients (add cinnamon here) in a blender (or puree appliance of choice) and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve as is.

Bonus Tip: Looking to mix this recipe up? Try adding a single peach (treat same as apples) for a delicious and unique flavor

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3 green pears and one apple

Apple and pear baby jelly

By using the puree you created using the above recipe you can make a delicious peach and pear jelly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple and pear puree
  • 1 tablespoon agar flakes (or gelatin)
  • 1 1/2 cup apple juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup water

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan combine the agar and water and stir until fully dissolved.
  2. Add apple juice and heat for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. Pour into a bowl and place in refrigerator.
  4. As the mixture starts to set, stir in the puree.
  5. Return bowl to refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Apple and pear quinoa

Recipes with minimal input are fantastic for that time poor mom. Placing ingredients in a crackpot and walking away? It doesn't get much easier than that. This recipe requires a crock pot.

Ingredients:

  • 5 apples (cored)
  • 5 pears (cored)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, ginger or cloves (any or all)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except for quinoa in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on high for approximately 3-4 hours or until the apples and pears are soft and starting to break down.
  3. Turn off crockpot and set aside to cool.
  4. Once cool, add the quinoa and either mash with a potato masher or blend until your baby's preferred consistency is reached..
  5. Serve cold or warm depending on babies preferences.
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Apples and peaches in a brown basket

Apple and pear oatmeal

A quick and delicious baby oatmeal recipe highlighted by the sweetness of golden raisins. Freezable for up to 2 months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple peeled, (peeled, cored, cut into cubes)
  • 1 ripe red pear (peeled, seeded and cut into cubes)
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins (soaked in water overnight, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add water to a pot and bring to boil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the pot and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the pears and apples are soft and tender.
  3. Serve as is or puree to your baby's preferred consistency.
  4. Store extra in a reusable baby food pouch for a nutritious meal on the go.

Adapted from this recipe.

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Apple and pear power porridge

A recipe at its simplest form. Combine two fruits to form one yummy baby dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple peeled, (cored, cut into cubes)
  • 1 ripe red pear (peeled, seeded and cut into cubes)
  • (optional) 4 dried apricots (chopped)
  • 1/2 ounce porridge oats
  • 1/3 cup milk (or breast milk or baby formula)
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Place apples, pears into a saucepan with the water and bring to hear. Cover with a lid and cook for 6 minutes or until fruit is soft and tender.
  2. In a separate saucepan add milk and porridge oats. Bring to boil and leave to simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine fruit and porridge and either mash with a fork or blend to your baby's preferred consistency.
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Three green pears and 2 apples

Apple and pear super smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to introduce your baby to vegetables they would not ordinarily eat. While the vegetable flavor is masked by the sweetness of the fruit, the nutrients certainly aren't. Makes 48 ounces and refrigerates up to 4 days.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe apple peeled, (peeled, cored)
  • 2 ripe red pears (peeled, seeded and cut into
  • 1/2 avocado (pit removed)
  • 1 large kale leave (stem removed, deveined)

1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

  • 1 cup apple juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • (optional) 1/2 cup breast milk (or formula)
  • 2 handfuls of ice

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve chilled.

Adapted from this recipe.

For more delicious smoothies, for both you and your baby, hit up this smoothie list for some truly tasty smoothies.

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Apple and pear rice pudding

The addition of rice to fruit is a great way to pad meals out and keep your little one full and content.

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple peeled, (peeled, cored, diced)
  • 1 ripe red pear (peeled, seeded, diced)
  • 1/2 cup brown or jasmine rice (ground to barely size if needed)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/8 cup milk (or breast milk or formula)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients but milk in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over low to medium heat for 30 minutes until the rice is soft and the mixture is soupy.
  3. Stir in milk and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pot. Add more water as needed.

Serve warm.

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Apple and pear with the glass

Baked apple and pear compote

A lovely baked recipe that brings out the natural sweetness of peaches and plums.

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples, (cored, quartered)
  • 3 ripe red pear (seeded, quartered)
  • (optional) 1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. 3 ripe red pear (seeded, quartered)
  3. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until tender, check the water level and top up if needed.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool, remove the skin if needed.
  5. Either mash with a fork or puree with an appliance of choice to your baby's preferred consistency.
  6. Can be served warm or cool.
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Do you know any homemade baby food recipes prominently featuring apple and pear? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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