Sometime end May, Baby FoodE sent out a recipe for strawberry apple sauce in their e-mailer and I really wanted to try it. Babyfoode is one of my favourite website to go to for ideas on innovative recipes. I love how she pairs herbs and spices with simple ingredients for little humans. Though this recipe makes a great baby food, she also suggested other ways we can use the puree for the entire family:
- Eat this Strawberry Applesauce as is
- Spooned on top of Greek yogurt topped with homemade granola
- Stirred into a steaming hot bowl of steel cut oats
- As a side in our lunches
- A quick dessert topped with whipped coconut cream.
While Michelle makes hers over the stove, I decided to use the magic Béaba to steam and blend everything. To make strawberry apple sauce (serves 420ml), you will need:
- 2 apples (I am using Fuji)
- 10 large strawberries
- 2 vanilla pods or 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- A dash of cinnamon
- Wash and peel off the skin of apples. Cut into chunks.
- Wash and hull the strawberries. Half them.
- Slice the vanilla pod length wise, and scrap off the seeds with a knife.
- (Since I am using Béaba) Place the apples, strawberries and vanilla seeds in the container and steam.
- Blend the mixture to a desired consistency. Add in a dash of cinnamon.
- Chill before serving.
I portioned it into individual 60ml portions and sent them into the freezer. Once frozen, pop them out, and store in zip lock bags to save space and you can freeze another batch of purées! Check out Sylvia’s Cinnamon Apple Puree too – apple pie goodness for little humans!