Baby pear puree recipe

(534 ratings)

Our baby pear puree is suitable for 6-8 months and older and it takes only 10 minutes to make.

Baby pear puree
(Image credit: Getty Images)
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories59 Kcal3%
Sugar14.7 g16%
Fat0.2 g0%
Saturated Fat0.0 g0%
Protein0.5 g1%
Carbohydrates3.7 g1%

This baby pear puree is made from just pears and water and is the perfect way to introduce them to the fruit 

The method for this recipe has only two steps and you need one ingredient. Making your own baby purees means you know exactly what you’re feeding your little one and it’s often cheaper than buying pre-made jars. If you have a glut of homegrown pears that need using, even better! 


  • 1 pear (approximately 160g), peeled, cored and cut into chunks




  1. Set up a steamer and place the pear inside the basket. Cook for a few minutes until soft enough to mash or blitz. It shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes if you’re only cooking a single pear.
  2. If the puree is too thick, loosen it with a splash of hot water. Allow to cool fully before feeding your baby.

Top tips for making a baby pear puree

This puree is an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium - great for making strong baby bones.

Can babies eat pear puree?

Yes we recommend introducing this puree to your baby from around 6 months up. It is an excellent way to introduce solid foods to their diet and is full of nutrients. Plus, the pears are naturally sweet, especially if you use very ripe pears. 

What can I add to my baby pear puree?

When your baby is 6 months or above, consider adding a little sprinkle of cinnamon to the puree. It can give the impression that the puree is sweeter, even though you haven’t added any sugar to the recipe. You can also thicken it with baby cereal if you like.

How long does pear puree last?

The puree can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for around 3 days. You can also freeze it in portions for a couple of months. Defrost before serving. 

Profile picture of Jessica Ransom
Jessica Ransom

“If you have leftover puree and fancy turning it into a snack for yourself, mix in a little cinnamon and maple syrup. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, a handful of granola and a scattering of nuts or dried fruit.”

If you don’t have a steamer, it’s worth investing in a basket that can fit in most saucepans. It’s a very healthy way to cook and quick too.

Steaming Basket for Cooking - View at Amazon 

Steaming Basket for Cooking - View at Amazon 

This steamer basket has three feet to ensure it doesn’t touch the bottom of the pan or the water inside. It will easily fold up for storage and fits most medium and small saucepans. 

If you’d like more baby led weaning ideas, we have lots of inspiration for you to explore including these baby food recipes. You might also like these Annabel Karmel recipes.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies