Apple, microwave-baked for purée

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Suitable first food – around 6 months


Makes about ½ cup apple purée

Instead of peeling and chopping an apple you can cook a whole apple in the microwave then scoop out the cooked pulp for baby’s purée.

  • Gluten free   
  • No added soya
  • No added egg
  • No added milk
  • Vegetarian


  • 1
    medium–sized eating apple (e.g. Braeburn, Granny Smith, Pacific Rose)


Microwave method:

Cook time for an 800 watt oven

Wash and dry apple.

Use an apple corer to remove core and stem.

With a sharp knife make a shallow cut just through the apple skin, going right around the middle (equator), then right around from stem to blossom end. This divides skin into 8 sections for easy peeling later.

Place apple in an oven-glass bowl or casserole, cover, then microwave for 4 ½ to 5 minutes. Leave apple to cool until you can handle it.

Use a teaspoon to scoop apple flesh away from skin. Discard skin.

Either purée apple using a hand-held electric blender, or rub apple through a sieve to ensure no little tough bits remain. Thin if necessary with a little boiled water.

Serve warm or cool.