Baby food made at home is not a difficult thing to do! You can easily make your own purees that can be stored in the freezer so you can make them in bulk. The biggest appeal of homemade baby food to me was knowing exactly what was in my baby’s food. Not only that, but it’ll save you money! This recipe makes 12 servings of homemade apple baby food puree and it only costs as much as 2 apples, which can be as cheap as a dollar at the grocery store.

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Applesauce was one of my daughter’s favorite baby foods. We fed it to her a few times and then we got creative and started mixing in a small amount of peanut butter or a sprinkle of cinnamon in. The nice thing about apples is there are so many different ways to spice them so you can introduce different spices to baby. That includes cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, or even peanut butter. 

Freezing Apple Puree

Seriously, these baby food recipes are great because they allow you to make bulk amounts at one time and freeze them for future serving. This recipe makes 12 servings, or you can even double the recipe for 24 and then place in the freezer. First you’ll want to freeze them in small serving sizes. What works best is to spoon into ice cube trays, and freeze into cubes. This allows them to be easily thawed for a single feed. Once they’re frozen, remove from the tray and place into a freezer bag or air tight container. They will keep for 3 months.

Baby food is an interesting concept because some babies love to eat right from the get go, but some are really picky. As a parent it is hard to stay positive when baby pushes food away and gets crabby when you try to feed them. This requires patience as baby can need to be introduced to a food up to 20 times before they accept a new texture. Try to make it fun and if you remain relaxed, baby is likely to be more accepting of this new experience.

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Pureed Apples Baby Food (Applesauce)

Homemade pureed apples, otherwise known as applesauce for babies (or adults :)). This recipe is easy to make and can be frozen or kept in the refrigerator for storage of either 3 months or three days.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baby food, applesauce, apple baby food, pureed apples
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 16kcal


  • 2 apples
  • ¼ cup water


  • Wash and peel apples.
  • Core apples and cut into 1" chunks.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil on stovetop.
  • Add apples to pot once the water is boiling.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes (it may need a couple minutes longer for firmer apples. Check if you can easily pierce them with a fork).
  • Once they’re cooked, dump into a strainer and rinse with cold water for a couple minutes to cool the apples. You want to minimize continued cooking if they remain hot because the nutrients continue to break down in the heat.
  • Once they’re cooled off, add to blender or food processor and add water. Blend until desired consistency is achieved. You may need to add more water. Apples vary in size and moisture so go off texture.
  • Serve fresh, or place into air tight storage and either refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze for 3 months. If you freeze them, freeze in ice cube trays prior to placing in air tight container so they are already in single serving cubes that are easy to thaw.

Recipe reposted with permission from Cass Clay Cooking.

What was your baby’s first food? Did they like this homemade apple baby food puree? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments below!


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