Easy Pumpkin and Pear Puree for Baby
Adding pear to pumpkin brings a little natural sweetness to this easy homemade baby puree, which your baby will just love.
Pumpkin and Pear Puree for Baby
4 - 6
2 ½ cups of pumpkin peeled, de-seeded and diced into small cubes
(You can also use other squashes like butternut or acorn squash)
1 ½ cups of ripe pear, peeled, cored and diced into small cubes
½ cup of water
Small pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Peel and deseed the pumpkin and cut into small pieces;
Peel and core the pear and cut into small cubes;
Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam the pumpkin for approximately 10 minutes;
Add the pear and steam together for a further 5 minutes, or until both the pear and pumpkin are soft;
Take out the basket(s) and remove the water (keep water to one side);
Place the soft pear and pumpkin (and spices if you are using) into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of the saved water until the desired consistency is met (smooth for younger babies, leave chunkier for older babies);
Portion into reusable baby food pouches;
Serve with a food pouch spoon!
Pears contain lots of fibre and vitamin C. They are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol, and are naturally sweet.Pears help to reduce constipation in babies and assists in keeping their immune systems strong.
Pumpkins are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Zinc, as well as being a good source of fibre to keep your baby regular. It makes a very versatile puree that combines well with other fruits and vegetables.
Best for babies who are +6 months, and not before 4 months.
Babies are recommended to start on solids around 6 months but not before 4 months. Make sure your baby is showing signs they are ready for solids and that you introduce one food at a time initially. After that you are welcome to mix other fruits or veggies with this recipe!
To find out more about starting your baby out on solids safely read our articles here.