Here's a play by play of my fist experience of making plum baby food. I only made a little because Farrah has not been introduced to plums yet. I would hate to have a freezer full and find out she hates it! Plums were on sale, so I decided to give it a try.
What do you need?
- A pot with a lid
- A blender/food processor of some type. I use a Baby Bullet.
- Containers for storage. I used ice cube trays to freeze, then I pop them out and store in a freezer bag.
Ingredients: Plums and water.
Step 2: Place the plums in a pot with about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Make sure the X is submerged in the water. Let boil gently for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Run cold water over the plums or submerge in ice water. Then, remove the skins and seeds.
Step 4: Place the plums in your blender (I tore them in to small chunks) with a little water (I started with about 1/2 tbsp). Blend, adding water as needed, until you reach your desired consistency.
Step 5: Pour your plum puree in the container of your choice and freeze or refrigerate if you plan on using within a couple of days.
Didn't it turn out beautiful! I did learn a few things during this process. Plums are messy! My cutting board and I were a mess after removing the skins and the seeds. I may try baking them next time as suggested on this site. Maybe it would not be as messy if I only had the skin to remove and not the seed!
I used 5 small plums. That yielded about a little less that 1 cup of puree which is about 2 - 3 Gerber 2nds sized servings.