Homemade Peach and Pear Baby Food Recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
July 22, 2014
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There is a reason why you will often come across peach and pear baby food at the grocery store and that is because it is delicious. When choosing pears, soft and ripe is best, harder pears are generally more sour.

Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing new foods to your baby.

With that out of the way, lets take a look at some delicious baby food recipes revolving around peach and pear that your baby will surely love.

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Poached peach in pear juice

When peaches get cooked a slightly sour flavor can emerge. To combat the souring, this baby food recipe uses the natural sweetness of Pear juice to help the cooked peach retain its sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach (peeled, pitted and cut into quarters)
  • Pear juice

Directions:

1. Add the peach quarters to a small saucepan
2. Add pear juice until the peach is completely covered
3. Bring to heat and leave to cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until soft.
4. Drain the peaches and serve to your baby in a bowl. Mash with a fork if needed.

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Peach and pear baby mash

A simple to make baby food with a tropical taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach
  • 1/2 ripe pear

Directions:

1. Add the peach quarters to a small saucepan.
2. Add pear juice until the peach is completely covered.
3. Bring to heat and leave to cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until soft.
4. Drain the peaches and serve to your baby in a bowl. Mash with a fork if needed.

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Peach and pear baby puree

An incredibly simple and fresh baby puree that tastes much better than it looks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe peach (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 ripe pear (peeled and cored)
  • 4 tablespoons of apple juice (unsweetened) or filtered water
  • (Optional) cinnamon powder

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
2. Cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for about 6 to 8 minutes or until soft and tender.
3. Add cooked fruit and liquid to a blender (or puree appliance of choice) and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Bonus Tip: Served chilled in the warmer months for a refreshing yet delicious baby meal.

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Baked peach and pear compote

Baking is a great way to retain the nutrients found in fruit. While not the quickest of recipes to prepare, baking helps bring out the flavor and natural sweetness found in peaches and pears and is a popular treat among many babies.

Ingredients:

  • 3 peaches (Pitted and sliced, leave skin on)
  • 3 ripe brown skinned pears (seeded and sliced, leave skin on)
  • (Optional) Cinnamon powder
  • (Optional) 1 drop of true vanilla essence

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Place fruit into a grease-free baking pan.
3. (Optional) Sprinkle on your cinnamon or vanilla essence if desired.
4. Bake in the oven for 25 - 40 minutes or until the skins start to wrinkle and fruit softens.
5. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
6. Add fruit to the blender (or puree appliance of choice) and blend until desired consistency is reached. (This step can be skipped and the fruit simply mashed for babies who enjoy thicker foods).

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Brown two pears

Peach and Pear Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great way of padding out a meal while keeping it nutritious. Sweet fruits such as Peach and pear compliment the blander flavor of the oatmeal perfectly. This is a great baby food recipe to keep in mind for a cold day. Suitable for freezing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 peach (peeled, pitted and diced)
  • 1 ripe pear (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons breast milk (or formula)

Directions:

1. Combine fruit and water in a saucepan.
2. Cover saucepan with a lid and cook for 5 minutes or until fruit is soft and tender.
3. Set aside and leave to cool.
4. In a different saucepan combine oats and milk. Bring to the boil.
5. Lower the temperature to a simmer and stir occasionally for three minutes.
6. Combine both fruits and oatmeal porridge in a blender (or puree appliance of choice) and blend until desired consistency is reached.
7. Store extra puree in a reusable baby food pouch for a quick and easy meal for your baby.

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Peach and pear teething soother pop

A delicious and simple way to help alleviate your babies teething pain. The cold temperature helps decrease inflammation and dull pain. Very easy to prepare.

Depending on the size of your popsicle mold this baby recipe will make up to 8 popsicles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh peaches (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 sweet ripe Pear (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1 cup yogurt (all natural)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to food processor (or puree appliance of choice).
2. Puree until a smooth consistent texture is achieved.
3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
4. Place into the freezer and freeze over night.

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Peach, pear and rhubarb puree

An unusual recipe which can be hit or miss depending on your baby's tastes. Makes approximately 36 servings and can easily be frozen.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 4 large pears (peeled, cored and cubed)
  • A bunch of rhubarb (washed, ends cut off and sliced 1 inch thick)
  • 4 cups of filtered water

Directions:

1. Place a large pan over medium heat.
2. Add the peach, pear, and water to the pan and cook for 15 minutes or until soft.
3. Add rhubarb and cook for a further 15-20 minutes.
4. Allow to cook before adding to a blender (or puree appliance of choice) and puree until smooth (be particularly mindful of rhubarb which may take some time to puree to a smooth state).

Bonus Tip: When making smaller quantities, be sure to have twice as much fruit as rhubarb or the puree will end up too sour.

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Peach, pear, and millet

An unusual recipe which can be hit or miss depending on your baby's tastes. Makes approximately 36 servings and can easily be frozen.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 peach ripe peaches (peeled and pitted)
  • 1/2 large pear (peeled, cored)
  • 2 Tablespoons of millet
  • 1.5 cups of filtered water

Directions:

1. Place millet a fine mesh strainer (or coffee filter) and rinse thoroughly under running water to remove any grit.
2. Place all ingredients in a pot and cook for 20-40 minutes or until millet is puffy and porridge is both thick and smooth.
3. With a potato masher, squash the fruit through the millet porridge.
4. Leave to cool and feed to your baby slightly warm.

Bonus Tip: When making smaller quantities, be sure to have twice as much fruit as rhubarb or the puree will end up too sour.

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Do you know any homemade baby food recipes prominently featuring peach and pear? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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