Another post in the series of making your own baby food - this time with Pears.
Pears turn out very similar to apples. They are sweet, blend well, and it's a good base to add other foods to. I like to make combos starting with a couple ounces of pears, then add a little bit of peach, plum, blueberry, or even veggies like carrots or sweet potatoes!
Just know that with pears, you're getting yourself into quite a sticky and slippery peeling process.
1. Wash and de-sticker pears.
2. Peel pears. Careful - they get messy from here on out!
3. Chop into quarters. Cut out cores, bits of stem, blossom end (the butt of the pear/apple).
4. Depending on ripeness and how much time you'd like to cook, chop into chunks or leave as cored quarters.
5. Put about an inch of water into bottom of pot. Use a big enough pot for however many pears you're processing. 4lbs fit into my large stock pot well. If your pears are very ripe, don't use as much water. When they get hot, they will release a lot of their juices.
6. Let gently simmer until pears are falling apart.
|Mumi & Bubi curved bottom trays. Easy to pop out the cubes!|
7. Let cool breifly.
8. Ladle into blender, and let it go!
9. Pour into storage method of choice. I love my Mumi & Bubi trays (no I'm not paid to say that... but wouldn't mind to be, LOL!)
10. Store in fridge for up to 2 days, frozen for 2 months.
See, that wasn't too hard, was it? :D
I've compiled a list of lessons learned in making baby food, and also working on FAQ's section, for when things just don't turn out right.
When I first started making baby food for my little one, I was so nervous that I'd be wasting my time and money on food that wouldn't turn out right. Our budget is so tight that $5 down the drain of wasted baby food would have probably brought me to tears!
Yes, it takes more time. But if you're concerned about using organic produce, or saving money, or even just going more grass-roots about how you raise your family, there is nothing easier than starting with your own baby food!