There’s a reason why Pear Baby Puree is such a classic baby food option! The sweet light flavor and smooth texture of this homemade puree will make it your new go-to baby food.
Pear Baby Puree
Making Your Own Pear Baby Purees
A lot of parents assume that making your own baby food is a huge process with lots of time and work. In reality, though, it’s actually really simple to make your own baby food and this pear baby puree is a perfect example.
You can find pear puree at any grocery store, but homemade puree will save you money, promise more nutrients and fewer preservatives, and won’t take up too much time.
If you’ve got a few pears and a half an hour… you can make this puree recipe!
Choosing the Right Pear for Baby Food
To get the perfect pear puree, you’ll want to find the perfect pear! The good news is finding a great pear is easy.
There are lots of varieties of pears, but you can choose whichever are your favorite. Anjou or Bartlett pears seem to be the softest varieties which makes either of them a great choice. However, you can use any of your favorites!
Once you decide on the variety, you will want to find a pear that is just ripening. You don’t want them to be mushy, but they should be soft enough to puree. A good rule of thumb is if you’d want to take a bite of it, it’s probably perfect for baby food too.
How to Make Pear Baby Food
Best Pear Puree Combinations
If you want a really beautiful combination, try beets, pears, and brown rice together. The flavors pair perfectly together and the consistency stays creamy and smooth.
You can’t go wrong with a fruit medley, either. Try pear and banana, pear and apple, or pear and blueberry.
Pears are also great for digestion, so if your baby is constipated a combination of pears and another digestive food like prunes is always helpful.
Storing Pear Baby Puree
You can use the usual method to store this baby puree by putting it in an airtight container or small baby food containers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
It’s also a great idea to put some of your pear puree into pouches! Forget the baby food container and use a pouch when you’re on the go. Just feed your baby by squeezing a bit onto a spoon and when you’re done you can just toss the pouch! So easy!
Do yourself a favor and get a pouch-filling system because it will come in handy now and well through the toddler years!
To freeze this pear baby puree, put it in an airtight container or containers and freeze for up to 4 months.
If you want to make your life a little easier later, pour the puree into a silicone ice cube tray and transfer the frozen cubes into a freezer-safe bag. That way, you can grab what you need and leave the rest in the freezer.
Whatever container you use, make sure you label it so you know what it is and when you made the puree!
Make sure to check out all our homemade baby food recipes.