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small white bowl sitting on a wooden plate that is filled with whole cherries. In the bowl is a thick red cherry baby food puree.
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Cherry + Basil Baby Food Puree

This Cherry + Basil Baby Food Puree is a fun way to introduce the taste of summer to baby. Filled with essential nutrients for growing baby - this puree will sure to be a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 15 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier


  • 2 cups cherries pitted
  • 2 leaves fresh basil roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Place the cherries and water into a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cherries to a blender or food processor, leaving excess water in the sauce pan.
  • Add the basil and blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.


Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 15 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!