• 2 medium dessert apples (approximately 224g total weight)
• 150g pot ready-to-eat custardUtensils
• Handheld blender or food processor
Our easy, homemade apple custard for babies is suitable for those just starting the weaning process. It’s smooth, yummy, and easy to digest, making it a great way to introduce your little one to fruit. Putting apple puree in this baby custard dish adds new flavours, textures and smells, and gives your child a first taste of a well-known and delicious fruit.
Apples are unlikely to cause allergies too, which makes it a great first recipe to try. When selecting your apples, look for ones that are firm, don’t have cuts or bruises, and are not discoloured. You could even try making your own homemade custard for babies instead of using the ready-to-eat custard pots.
This apple custard recipe for babies is one you can alter with many different fruits. If you want, you can adapt it to introduce even more fruits to your baby. Custard mixed with pear, peach, or another fruit is just as good.
It’s easy to make this baby custard recipe as a lunchtime treat or small pudding.
1. Wash, peel and dice the apple.
2. Transfer to a saucepan, and add 30ml (2 tbsp) of water. Heat until boiling, then gently simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the apples are cooked.
3. Blend together the apples and cooking water using a handheld blender or food processor.
4. Warm the custard in a microwave or saucepan and stir into the apple purée.
5. Serve warm. Always remember to check the temperature.
Cool any leftovers and transfer it to ice cube trays, and freeze to provide convenient portions for future use. There are many other fruits that you can add to your baby custard meal that are suitable as first choices for weaning: why not try pear, peach, prune or apricot?
Good to know
Apples are a great first fruit, as the taste of apple is one your infant is likely to come across time and time again. This baby custard recipe is an easy way to introduce this delicious fruit to their diet.