Pear and parsnip purée

Pear and parsnip purée

By
From
Three Sisters Bake
Makes
12–14 baby portions
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

I was slightly concerned throughout my pregnancy that running a business with a new baby might turn into a major disaster, but Rosie – born nine months after the café opened – immediately became part of the Three Sisters Bake family. I also discovered that having a kitchen full of vegetables at my disposal gave me plenty of opportunities to experiment with baby purées!

I adapted this purée from one of our winter soup recipes after struggling to get my little fussy eater to eat parsnips. Cooking the pears in a little juice ensures they do not lose their sweetness during cooking and convinced Rosie to eat parsnips by the bucket! -Gillian

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
4 pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
150ml pear juice or apple juice, (fresh not from concentrate)

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil then add the chopped parsnips, turn down the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the chopped pears in a separate pan, pour in the pear or apple juice and top up with enough boiling water to just about cover the pears. Place the pan on a low-medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the cooked parsnips then return them to their pan, adding the cooked pears in their cooking water/juice. Blend with a hand blender until very smooth (for a baby aged 6–7 months) or mash by hand for an older baby.
Tags:
Three Sisters Bake
Reith
Gillian
Linsey
Nichola
baking
baked
Scottish
Scotland
UK
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