Baby food: Apricot purée recipe

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Apricot purée baby food gives your baby a sweet treat without any sugar by using deliciously fragrant apricots and a little juice

Apricot purée baby food in a jar next to some apricots
(Image credit: Getty / Ivan Bajic)
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Apricot purée is such a lovely choice for baby food - it's sweet and delicious and we're sure your little one will love it. 

Apricots aren't always available in the UK but you can get dried ones at any time of year, so we've used them here. If you prefer, use fresh and then you will only need to add a little bit of juice to get the right texture. For dried ones, don't add all the juice at once, pour in a little at a time so you get the right consistency for your baby and their stage. This recipe makes quite a large among so you can freeze extras in ice cube trays and either defrost it as need, or give it to baby in a baby-safe feeder. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare a batch.


  • 1lb dried apricots, un-sulphured
  • 500 ml white grape juice or apple juice.




  1. Bring liquid and fruit to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Reserve any left over liquid to use for the puree
  3. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing.
  4. Add the reserved liquid as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin puree or
  5. Add cereal (if desired) to thicken up
  6. Note: puree will not freeze solid, but into slightly soft/slightly frozen cubes.

Top tip for making this apricot purée

If your baby is a little blocked up this is a great purée to add a few blended prunes to, to help ease their little tummies. 

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Octavia Lillywhite
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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.