When you go to farmers markets, you think about getting the freshest produce possible. I could eat peaches and apricots until I’m blue in the face, and truly mourn when the last crop of O’Henry’s finishes for the season. What better way to satisfy a craving than by eating dried peaches and apricots. Make sure to buy unsulfured dried fruit which is darker in color. The bright orange fruit you buy at the grocery is treated with sulpher dioxite which can cause allergic reactions.
This is one of those baby food bases that you can always keep in the refrigerator. It lasts for weeks and you can add it to all kinds of purees, yogurt and cottage cheese. Dried fruit is naturally sweet and a fantastic source of potassium and iron, which helps the blood carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Without sufficient iron, your child will feel tired and be more susceptible to infection.
Apricot, Peach and Golden Raisin Puree
Makes 1 cup
Good for ages 6-9 months
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup dried peaches, unsulphered
- 1 cup dried apricots, unsulphered
- hot water
- Put all fruit in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Strain the fruit and place in the Baby Bullet, reserving water. Pulse until smooth, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.