Apple pear mash

apple pear mash recipe

Apple and pear mash is among ideal first foods for a baby as it is easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. Choose sweet and juicy apples like the Pink Lady or Royal Gala variety. The pectin in apples and pears is helpful if your baby has loose stools.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People  5 Minutes   15 Minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 ripe pears
  • 4 tbsp (tablespoon) pure unsweetened apple juice or water
  • Generous pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Method 

Step 1

Peel, core and cube pears and apples.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, simmer pear, apple and cinnamon(optional) with apple juice or water for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Test the doneness by piercing a fork.

Step 4

Drain and transfer fruit to a bowl. Allow to cool a little.

Step 5

Mash to get the desired chunky texture.

Step 6

Serve immediately or transfer to ice cube tray for freezing.

Nutritional Information

Calories 97 Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0.3g 0% Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 199mg 6% Total Carbohydrates 25.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20% Sugars 17.4g
Protein 0.6g Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 13% Calcium 1%
Iron 2%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.