Steaming Apples??

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Steaming Apples??

Postby RGPargy » 29 Jun 2008, 22:41

Just wanted to clarify something.

A friend of mine has a daughter of 18 months who was weaned with purees etc. Anyway, my friend steams apples for her daughter to eat rather than giving it to her raw and i just wondered if anyone knew of a reason for this?

Also, am i right in thinking that when giving fruit (i.e. pears and apples) to our LOs, we give it to them RAW and not cooked at all?

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Postby Bduker'smom » 29 Jun 2008, 23:01

In the beginning raw apples can be a bit difficult for some babies to handle. I personally popped some wedges in the microwave with a little water and some cinnamon and steamed them for a min or two. Sometimes I even threw some raisins in! They went down very well with LO AND DH!
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Postby ches » 30 Jun 2008, 00:34

Yes, apples and pears are rather choketabulous so for a good few months they're best steamed. I skinned them, chopped them up (post-pincer grasp) added some raisins and cinnamon and a tablespoon of water and nuked them for a minute. They went down a treat - he'd eat a whole apple in a sitting. I should do them for him again as there's a special kind of deliciousness to cooked apple. (Which is why apple pie tastes so good and DH and I indulge quite regularly but never share.)
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Postby Musetta_1 » 30 Jun 2008, 02:19

I used to microwave apple eighths, with skin on, for 11 seconds, then leave for a minute or two. This left them firm, and easy to pick up, but not crunchy. DS always had very ripe, soft pear raw as it came. If it wasn't very ripe, then I treated it the same as apple.

DS now just eats bites of my apple, which he grates off with this front teeth. He's not good with the skin, though, which is why we share. I eat off the skin, he eats the inner bit.
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Postby bobbie » 30 Jun 2008, 07:20

I used to bake wedges for 20-30mins - DS loved apples this way
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Postby RGPargy » 30 Jun 2008, 11:54

Oh ok cool, thanx for the info! I will deffo be trying DD on apples and pears in the very near future. :)

Also, is ordinary pasta sauce ok or does it have to be something like passata etc?

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Postby multitasker » 30 Jun 2008, 13:56

I do a whole apple, skinned and cored, in the microwave for about 1 minute, then chop it in to 1/4s once it's cooled.

What do you mean by ordinary pasta sauce? I wouldn't give a shop-bought pasta sauce as it will be full of salt. You can make a very easy pasta sauce by gently frying a finely chopped onion (with some basil stalks finely choppe dif you have some basil) and a couple of garlic cloves for 10 mintues. Add some tinned tomatoes (I make loads so use 4-6 tins, but if you just want a little, just add 1 tin or less). Add some water or some red wine if you like (the alcohol will cook off) and some tomato puree (again, I use a whole tube but this is to make quite a lot) and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes - best if cooked for about 2 hours.

You can add other veg, meatballs, whatever you want really.

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Postby RGPargy » 30 Jun 2008, 15:21

Thanx for the recipe, multitasker! :)
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Postby AB&M » 30 Jun 2008, 19:43

I used to do steamed apple in the microwave just to soften the segments up so that we could give them to Bruno without as much fear on the choke side. However, since Bruno was able to hold a whole apple and nibble that's what he's been doing.

Occasionally I still do steamed apple with some raisins inside the core but we tend to share a whole apple now :D
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Postby Heidi » 30 Jun 2008, 20:04

I have never steamed apple. Thom has always eaten slices of raw apple and pear and never had any problem, but I guess each baby is different :)
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Postby AB&M » 01 Jul 2008, 19:42

Somehow steamed apple tastes nicer :D
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