This is great for baby food, kids (with cereal, yoghurt or plain), adults also with cereal, yoghurt or as an apple sauce to go with a pork roast. It can be kept in the fridge for a few days, or it freezes really well in ice cube trays and taken out and defrosted over a few hours or in the microwave when needed.
Having 2 huge and growing twin boys, I have made A LOT of fruit puree, particularly apples which are cheap and available throughout the year. It is great for a snack or dessert by itself, or with yoghurt or cereal. I have also used this for apple sauce for the adults with a pork roast.
Now that the boys are toddler age, they are now enjoying their whole apples which they call ‘balls’ (they are obsessed with anything round shaped!), but means I am left with my apples looking like this, with them needing to be eaten up asap!
Toddler attacked apples
This is a great way to use up your toddler attacked apples, apples that are getting a tad old and not as crunchy, or even freshly bought crisp apples!
I leave on the on the skin on as it contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients, but I used to peel the skin off when the boys were about 4 to 9 months when they had more sensitive stomachs.
5 large apples, or A LOT more until you fill up the Varoma tray!
(you can make a mixed fruit puree and add whatever fruits you like, I have used different types of apple, pear, peaches, nectarines, and berries)
1. Fill the bowl with 1L of water.
2. Fill up the Varoma steaming tray with apples cut up into 8ths (quartered, cored, then cut the quarters in half).
3. Cook 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2.5.
4. Once cooked, take the varoma steaming tray off, and empty the water out of the bowl.
5. Tip the cooked apples into the bowl. Cover with lid and MC.
6. Blitz 30 seconds/Speed 4 slowly progressively increasing to Speed 9. Note: it will explode out of the MC if you blitz the hot apples on a high speed quickly – needs to be done progressively!
This can be kept in the fridge for a few days, or it freezes really well in ice cube trays and taken out and defrosted over a few hours or in the microwave when needed. I usually freeze in ice cube trays and decant them into labelled ziplock bags.