Fresh from The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet comes a lovely pairing of two kid-pleasing favorites! Seckel pears are delicious, miniature-sized pears that are in season between August and January. Given their size, they’re ideal for making baby food purées, and because they are naturally sweet, babies love them! Pears are also a rich source of nutrients.

6 months: Yummy Apple-Pear Purée


1 ripe Seckel pear or 1⁄2 pear of another variety

1⁄4 cup (60 g) unsweetened applesauce

1⁄4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened apple juice


Peel, core, and chop the pear. Put it into a small saucepan with the applesauce and cook covered on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until mixture is soft. Allow mixture to cool slightly, then add to blender with juice and whip into a smooth purée.

This recipe, covered tightly, will last for 2 days in the refrigerator.

Yield: 4 baby servings, 2 tablespoons (30 g) each

Each serving contains: 28.4 calories; 0.0 g total fat; 0.0 grams saturated fat; 0.0 mg cholesterol; 1.0 mg sodium; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g dietary fiber; 0.1 g protein; 6.1 mg calcium; 0.1 mg iron; 9.5 IU vitamin A; and 3.7 mg vitamin C.

*Recipe courtesy of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet.*