This smooth and creamy homemade Pear + Cardamom Baby Food Puree is a wonderful first puree for baby - easy on the taste buds and great for their growing bodies!
This week, is just plain crazy. My calendar is booked, double booked on occasion. Too much fun for a span of 168 hours. It's okay. I can handle it.
You get used to these kinds of weeks when you have babies, well maybe not used to them but you forget what is was like a few years ago hanging out in your pj's on the weekends until noon, then getting dressed and out for a late brunch with bottomless mimosas followed of course by a nap. Well rested, you lay there and maybe read but mostly just stare at the ceiling thinking, dreaming. Then it's on to some friends house for a dinner and some wine. Remember those days? Nah. Me either.
Now with babies/toddlers/kids, your day starts like a storm siren and you get caught in a tornado of craziness that lasts until they f.i.n.a.l.l.y go to bed. They never quit. Never sit still. Never pick up thier messes. It's okay. They do it to all of us.
Knowing that it was getting crazy this week, and trying to stay on top of it all, I made a batch of this pears + cardamom puree.
Oh, sweet pears mixed with just a pinch of spicy cardamom. We mixed it with yogurt, we made some poaches, we ate it straight.
It didn't even last 2 days.
There goes my plan for staying on top of this week.
All lined up, ready to go.
And chopping. That's about it.
Pear + Cardamom Baby Food Puree
6 pears, peeled and roughly chopped
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/4 cup of water
1. In a medium saucepan, place the pears, cardamon and water, cover and heat on medium for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Let cool slightly.
2. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the pears out of saucepan, leaving water behind, and into a blender or food processor. Blend until you have desired consistency. If your pear puree is too thick, add the left over cooking water.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: roughly 18 ounces
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months. These are one of our favorite freezer storage trays.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!