Monday, April 18, 2011

Puree Monday - Watermelon Applesauce



This recipe is one of my favorites (yes, I’m aware I say that a lot)!  Not much reminds me more of summer than watermelon and I definitely need reminded that summer is coming with the crazy wintery spring we have been having here.  This was one of the first purees I made for Bebe B and she loves it still to this day.  In fact she gobbled it up when I made it for her today.  It’s also easy to make and a great starting puree for your bebe because its mild and easy to digest.  


Watermelon Applesauce - 6 Months+
Ingredients: 
5-6 Apples (Fuji or Gala are my favorites for this recipe)
Water for steaming
2-3 slices of seedless watermelon, cubed 
(if you cant find seedless, be sure you remove all seeds before pureeing)

Clean, core and slice the apples leaving the skins on during steaming (this helps lock in the nutrients during steaming).  Steam the apples in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook.  If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket of apple slices.  If steaming on the stove use about 2 inches of water and steam for about 10 minutes (as your child gets used to chunkier textures less steaming time will be needed). Reserve half of the cooking liquid, but you may not need it.  Let the apples cool till almost room temperature then remove the skins.  This should be fairly easy to do with your fingers or a spoon.  Puree the apples and watermelon cubes in either a food processor or the babycook till the desired consistency is reached.  If you need to thin it more you can add some of the cooking liquid or more watermelon.  If you do not use the cooking liquid you can either dump or freeze to use in other purees later.  This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.  It will fill about 3 ice cube trays (15-30 servings).

This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.



PS. I’m starting to get excited about making my recipes for the new little bebe when the time comes!

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