Purees aren't just for babies! Use this Blueberry Puree in cocktails, cakes, swirl it through oatmeal or use as a pancake sauce.
- Look for berries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned.
- The berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black. Reddish blueberries aren’t ripe, and won’t ripen once they are picked.
- Avoid blueberries that look soft or shrivelled or have any signs of mould.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
How to Make Blueberry Puree
Blueberry puree couldn't be easier!
- Discard & Wash: Sort through the blueberries and remove any soft, bruised or mouldy berries. Wash under cold water and dry.
- Blend: Add the blueberries to the small bowl of a food processor (or to a blender) and blend until smooth.
If using frozen blueberries you will need to defrost before blending.
Blueberry Puree for Babies
Serve it by itself or mix with a range of other purees to make a delicious dessert. Why not try adding a pinch of cinnamon which can really intensify the flavour of blueberries.
Blueberry puree is great mixed with...
- Apple Puree
- Avocado Puree
- Banana Puree
- Butternut Squash Puree
- Peach Puree
- Papaya Puree
- Prune Puree
Other Uses for Blueberry Puree
- Add to cocktails (Blueberry Margarita anyone?!)
- Stir through oatmeal, yogurt or ice-cream
- Use as a sauce (either cold or heated) to top pancakes or waffles
- Use in baking and desserts (muffins, bread, cakes, cheesecakes, buttercream, whipped cream etc)
- Refrigerate: Store leftover blueberry puree in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
- Freeze: Transfer the puree into ice-cube trays and once fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place into a freezer bag or container. Return to the freezer and store for up to 2-3 months. (Freezing it this way allows you to take out small portions as needed.) Thaw in the refrigerator.
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- Food Processor or Blender
- 280g (2 cups) Blueberries
- Sort through the blueberries and remove (if any) soft, bruised or mouldy berries. Wash under cold water and dry.
- Add the blueberries to the small bowl of a food processor (or to a blender) and blend until smooth.