When making fruit purees, I love mixing dried fruits with fresh fruits. One of Micah’s favourite (to be fair he eats everything) is dried apricot with pear and apple.Dried apricots has some great benefits namely, they contain a generous dose of iron, which helps your baby’s body produce healthy red blood cells. Dried apricots are also a nutritious source of vitamin A, which contributes to the health of your child’s eyes. Your toddler also gets small doses of magnesium, zinc, calcium and niacin from a serving of dried apricots and a good amount of potassium, a mineral that supports proper muscle and heart function.I prepare apricot for Micah in 3 ways:

  • Mixed into his baby cereal/porridge when he was younger;
  • As a dessert; and
  • Served with full fat greek yogurt

Cook and prep time – 20 minutesIngredientsIMG_3030

  • Dried Apricot
  • 1 Apples
  • 2 Pears

Method1.   Peel the skin off the apple and the pears2.   Wash and cover dried apricots in water just to cover – simmer for 10 minutes.IMG_30343.   Peel core and dice the apples and pears4.   Add to the dried apricot and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.IMG_30455.   Puree apricots in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add as much of the water needed to reach desired consistency.For chunkier apricot puree, which is ideal for babies 10 months or older, mash the apricot with a potato masher instead of pureeing it.IMG_3047 6.   Cool apricot puree and freeze leftovers in BPA-free containers for up to 3 months.Thaw overnight in your refrigerator, when required. IMG_3056

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