New Tastes and Textures For Baby

Apple and Blackberry Compote.

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We arrived home in early October from picking blackberries and my little 7 month old son was eagerly looking at the berries, after washing them I decided to make him a treat of steamed apple and berry purée, this recipe is full of flavour and is ideal as a snack in the evening for baby or added in with their rice or porridge in the morning, for natural sweetness I added agave syrup.

Ingredients (4 portions)

2 sweet eating apple, peeled cored and diced

150g ripe blackberries

1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract

1 tbsp agave syrup

Method

  • Steam the apples for about 8 minutes, stir in the blackberries and steam for a further 4 minutes until the berries are soft
  • imagepuree the mixture in a food processor, pass through a sieve to remove the seeds,
  • stir in the vanilla extract and agave syrup
  • Freeze in individual portions and when needed thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • To boost calcium content, you can make apple and blackberry fool by combining 2 – 3 tablespoons of puree with 2 tablespoons of full fat vanilla yogurt,chill until ready to serve

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