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Get the recipe: Pear Baby Puree (Stage One)

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This smooth and creamy homemade Pear Baby Puree is a wonderful first puree for baby – easy on the taste buds and great for their growing bodies!


  • 6 pears
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom or other spice (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Prep: peel and roughly chop the pears.
    Chopped pears on a cutting board with a spoonful of spices on top.
  • Combine: place the pear chunks, spices (if using) and water into a medium saucepan, cover.
    Saucepan with chopped pears and spices getting ready to book for a homemade baby food puree.
  • Cook: heat on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork
    Cooked pears in a saucepan.
  • Transfer: let cool slightly. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the pears out of the saucepan, leaving the excess water behind, and place in a blender or food processor.
    Blender full of cooked pears.
  • Blend: turn on the machine and blend for 1-2 minutes until you have your desired consistency. If your pear puree is too thick, add the leftover cooking water in 1/4 cup increments.
    Blender full of homemade baby food pureed to a smooth texture.
  • Eat: serve to baby or freeze for another meal.
    Bowl of pear baby puree with white spoon ready to feed baby.


Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: roughly 20 ounces
Additional Spices: You can also use 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp cardamom, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/4 teaspoon freshly minced ginger, or a pinch of freshly chopped basil or mint. 
Note on Pears: while my favorite pear to use for this recipe are Bartlett pears, you can use any type of pear you prefer – Bosc Pear, Taylor’s Gold Pear, Anjous Pear, Asian Pear or Comice.
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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