Apple puree is frequently accepted by fussy eaters. Often it’s a hangover from the beloved baby purees that are sweet and easy to eat.
Of course, if you served this in a fancy French restaurant it would cost a fortune, so don’t think of it as baby-food. Think of it as a gourmet addition to other foods or a fancy snack.
We can buy either a baby-version or a tinned version. However, as with most things I recommend making it at home. Anything we make is generally better as there are less additives etc.
If we have a child who likes apples but hasn’t tried puree yet, it’s a new way to prepare and serve.
If we have a child who doesn’t eat apples but likes dips, this can be a new one to road test.
– Yoghurt or ice cream (extra ice cream!)
– As a dip for fruit or veg
– With chicken or pork
– Baking in place of sugar
1 apple peeled and diced
I use apple juice instead of sugar (add sweetner to taste)
Add the diced apple to the apple juice, bring to a simmer and cook until the apple pieces soften
For a smooth texture blitz with a stick wand or cool and add to the food processor/blender
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/