Peach Puree is not only a fantastic first food for babies, but it can also be used in desserts, baking or swirled into yoghurt. Once the kids have gone to bed, you can even use the leftovers to make yourself a delicious Bellini cocktail!
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, add peaches and allow to sit for 40-60 seconds.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the peaches and immediately place them in a bowl of ice water.
Remove peaches from the ice water and peel the skin off using your fingers or, if needed, a pairing knife
Slice peaches in half, starting at the stem and working your way around the pit. Twist and pull the peach halves apart. If your peaches are freestone you should be able to gently twist each side of the peach in opposite directions to allow the fruit to pull apart into two halves. If using clingstone peaches then you will need to make slices all around the outside of the peach and then cut each slice away from the pit
Place the peach slices into a food processor/blender and blitz until smooth.
You can use white flesh or yellow flesh peaches. The white flesh variety is usually sweeter than those with yellow flesh, which can sometimes be a little tart in flavour.
Frozen peaches can make a convenient alternative to fresh peaches, see note above for more information.
If making peach puree for cocktails or desserts you may find you need to add a touch of sugar / sweetner if your peaches are tart. Do not add sugar/sweeteners if serving a baby.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.
Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg