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APPLE PUREE | Apple puree for babies

Apple Puree takes little effort to make and can be used in a variety of ways.  The first time I made apple puree (applesauce) was when my son started solids.

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Apple puree is cooked apples that are pureed until even textured and smooth.

What is the Difference Between Apple Puree and Applesauce?

Apple puree is essentially applesauce. They are prepared in the same way but the finishing touches can differ. The puree is always smooth but applesauce can be a variety of textures from chunky to smooth.


You can make apple puree by baking, slow cooking, pressure cooking, steaming or simmering the apples on the stove. My preferred method is cooking on the stove top.

  • Peel and core the apples. Peel, core, and chop the apples into large chunks.
  • Transfer the apples to a large pan. Add a little water (just enough to help them steam) and cinnamon (optional or sub for other spice.)
  • Cover and Simmer.  Simmer the apples for approximately 15 minutes. The apples should be very soft and starting to break up.
  • Puree. Puree in a food processor on by using a blender. Alternatively, if you would prefer a chunkier sauce then you can mash with a fork or potato masher.


Apple Variety:

Each apple variety has a different color, texture, taste and reacts differently to heat. The best apples for puree are those that are sweet with a flesh that breaks down easily. My favorite apple is red delicious so this is what I use most often. Other great options include:

  • Fuji
  • Jazz
  • Royal Gala


Apple puree is commonly used as an early baby food because it is nutritious and easy to digest. 

What to use apple puree for?

Apple puree isn’t just for babies! It can be used as a replacement for fat or eggs in baking. It can also be used to naturally sweeten baked goods.

APPLE PUREE | Apple puree for babies

Recipe by Syed AsmaDifficulty: Easy


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Apple puree is commonly used as an early baby food because it is nutritious and easy to digest. 


  • 1 Medium Apple

  • 1/4 Cup Water


  • Place all the ingredient into a heavy-based saucepan.
  • Cover and cook over a low heat until tender (15-20 mins)
  • Puree using a hand blender or food processor.


  • You can add a pinch of cinnamon but it is totally optional.

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