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Bowl of constipation puree on a teal napkin with produce scattered around it.

Get the recipe: Pear, Prune + Clove Baby Food (Constipation Cure Puree)

4.8 stars (102 ratings)
This baby food recipe is a tasty puree that will cure baby constipation right up!


  • 3 medium pears
  • 4 dried prunes, pitted
  • 1 cup hot water
  • pinch ground cloves (roughly 1/8 tsp)


  • Prep: Core and chop pears.
    Cutting board with chopped pears.
  • Steam: Fill a medium saucepan with 2 inches of water, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the pears in a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
    Steamer basket with pears.
  • Soak: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add the prunes to the hot water, and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain.
    Small bowl with dried prunes and hot water.
  • Add: Place the pears, prunes and cloves into blender or food processor.
    Blender with steamed pears, prunes and cloves ready to pureed.
  • Puree: Start on low speed and work the blender up to high speed for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth, adding water from the leftover steamer water in 1/4 cup increments, if needed.
    Blender with pureed pears, prunes and cloves for baby.
  • Eat: Serve to baby, or freeze for later.
    Teal bowl with yellow spoon with pear, prune and clove baby food puree inside.


Age: 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 12 ounces
Serving Recommendations: If your baby is backed up, I would start small with serving 1-2 ounces of this puree during the day, and continue to serve this to your baby until they are regular. If needed, you can work your way up to 3-6 ounces a serving. I recommend always serving this to baby during the day, as it will give baby the rest of the day to get things going down there... aka... no big blowout during the middle of the night.
Other Spices: instead of the cloves, feel free to use 1/8 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, or freshly minced ginger. 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months.

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