Going Ape for Apricot
Going Ape for Apricot
November 26, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

Apricot is an amazing, healthful fruit to serve to babies. Apricots contain good quantities of Vitamins A (including betacarotene), C and Folate, as well as Potassium and Calcium.
The term "apricot" stems from the Latin term, Prunus armeniaca, or "Armenian plum."  Being of Armenian descent, I was introduced to apricots as a baby myself and have always tried to make a point of keeping it a part of my (now four year old) son's finicky fruit intake. All you have to do is combine it with a little natural sweetner or yogurt to enhance its slightly bitter flavor.
Here's how you can introduce apricot to your little one:
Apricot Puree

  • 1 lb. dried apricots
  • 2 cups white grape juice or apple juice


  • Put juice and fruit in a saucepan.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Put ingredients, including liquid, into a food processor, like the Cuisinart Elite 14-Cup Food Processor, and puree away.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add cereal for thicker consistency if desired.

Apricot, Apple & Pear

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
4 tablespoons water

  • Combine apricots and apples in a saucepan.
  • Add water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add pear and simmer for 2 more minutes.
  • Puree in food processor, like the Cuisinart Elite 14-Cup Food Processor.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.

Tastes great over rice or mixed with vanilla baby yogurt!

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