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Basic Apricot Baby Puree

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Although the peak season for fresh apricots is May through August, I still want to share my recipe for a Basic Apricot Puree with you, because even if you don’t have access to fresh apricots (although for baby food, fresh is best), you can just as easily use dried apricots for this recipe.

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Speaking of seasonal produce, I want to point out yet another reason why I love the Beaba Multiportions container so much. Take this summer for instance…while peaches, apricots, etc., were in their prime, I made a big batch of them and then froze them in my Multiportions container and now I have a freezer full of the summer’s best fruit that can be enjoyed into the fall and winter months. I plan to do the same this fall with pumpkin, squash, etc. I find it helpful to always be thinking ahead to what is in and out of season and get my freezer stocked accordingly.

Whether you are using fresh of dried apricots the Beaba Babycook Pro will help you prepare your apricots in a flash.

Combinations To Try With Apricots:

Basic Apricot Baby Puree

Basic Apricot Baby Puree

Ingredients

    If Using Fresh Apricots:
  • 4 apricots (or desired amount)
  • If Using Dried Apricots:
  • 6 ounces dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup apple juice *Dried apricots can have a somewhat bitter taste, so the apple juice balances this nicely.

Instructions

    If Using Fresh Apricots:
  1. Clean, peel, and take out the pit of a ripe apricot. You can also leave the skins on during the steaming process (this helps lock in nutrients during steaming, then once cooled completely, remove skins).
  2. Dice the apricot into chunks and add to the Babycook steaming basket.
  3. Fill water to level 1. Steam apricots in the Babycook. Reserve the cooking liquid just in case you want a different consistency when blending.
  4. Puree, in the Babycook, to the desired consistency. Add reserved cooking liquid, if necessary.
  5. Freeze, or store in the refrigerator, in Multiportions container.
  6. If Using Dried Apricots:
  7. Add the dried apricots to the Babycook steaming basket.
  8. Fill water between level 2 and 3. Steam apricots in the Babycook. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  9. Add the apricots to the Babycook bowl and add in the apple juice and reserved cooking liquid. Puree to the desired consistency.
  10. Freeze, or store in the refrigerator, in Multiportions container.

Notes

Nutritional information is for the fresh apricot version only. If you are using dried apricots, you will need to factor in the apple juice and calculate accordingly.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2015/10/29/basic-apricot-baby-puree/

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Multiportions Cube (2 ounces)
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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