Eggplant, Pear, and Plum Puree

My lovely friend, Cara, and I were trading baby food recipes a few weeks back. She said that eggplant and pear was a favorite in her house. I never thought of that flavor combination! I bought an eggplant and a few pears the other day. We had some plums in the house that were starting to get soft, so I decided to mix them in! It turned out delicious. I’m seriously thinking of starting a baby food business!

Whenever I make baby food, I always use organic. Turner has such a perfect little system, I don’t want to junk it up! To me, it’s worth the extra few bucks. I also have a little potato brush that I use to clean all of his fruits and veggies before I peel them. I like to be extra safe.

My recipe calls for the pear to be steamed. I only did that because it was hard as a rock! If it was super ripe and soft, you could just peel it, cut it up, and throw it in the blender with the cooked eggplant. The plums were very soft. So I just peeled them, cut them up, and threw them in the blender without cooking them. I really think your little ones will love this! Let me know what you they think!

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Eggplant, Pear, & Plum Puree 
Yields 2 cups
1 medium eggplant, washed, peeled, and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pear, washed, peeled, and cut into chunks
2 plums, washed, peeled, and cut into chunks

Fill a large steamer basket with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. In the meantime, peel and chop the veggies and fruit. Place the eggplant and pear in the steamer basket (Note: if you have a very ripe pear, you don’t have to cook it. You can just peel and blend once you’re done cooking the eggplant. My pear was rock hard, so I steamed it). Cover and let boil for 15 minutes, or until eggplant is easily pierced with a fork. Pour the cooked veggies and fruit into a large blender (I used a Vitamix). Add the plum pieces and blend until smooth. I blended it on high so that the little seeds in the eggplant were pulverized. Hope your munchkin enjoys!
*Remember to introduce one new fruit or vegetable at a time for at least 3 days to ensure that there are no allergies.

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  1. Jayna says

    Emily, when did you start including herbs and seasoning in your baby food? My daughter will be 6 months on the 18th. We started her on purées at 5 months. So far she has only had peas, carrots, prunes, apples and bananas so we are still working to introduce foods. I have made a few combinations for her but only of the foods we have already tried.

    • says

      I think around 8 or 9 months. First I did one food at a time. They were pretty bland at first just to get him used to the consistency. Then I would mix a new food in to make sure there were no allergies. I did the same with herbs, especially when roasting veggies before pureeing. Hope that helps!

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