This simple plum and apple compote is easy to prepare, then you can leave it to simmer gently while you get on with other things. When feeding my daughter, I mix this with natural yoghurt and she loves it.

If you are making this for small babies, puree the compote after cooking in a blender to ensure any bits of fruit skin are fully broken down. For slightly older children and babies who are established eaters, I like to keep some texture with nice soft pieces of fruit in the mix.


  • 200ml water
  • 10 plums
  • 3 apples


  1. Wash the fruit well then chop the plums into small pieces (each plum into 8-10 pieces) and peel, core and grate the apples. Best to do the grating into a large bowl, otherwise you will end up with apple all over your kitchen.
  2. Add the chopped plums and grated apples to a medium-sized non-stick saucepan and add the water.
  3. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat right down to low. Leave to cook for approx 1 hour until the fruit has broken down and the compote has acquired a bright purple/red colour. You should give it a good stir every 10 minutes or so and keep an eye on it to ensure the fruit doesn’t burn. Gentle heat is the key.
  4. Once cooked, take off the heat and leave to cool before transferring to a tupperware. You can store in the fridge for a couple of days or freeze portions of it straight away and defrost as and when you need it.

As I mention above, I like to give this to my daughter paired with full fat plain yoghurt. For bigger kids, you could add it to all sorts – yoghurt and cereal for breakfast, smoothies, a topping for icecream, mini fruit crumbles, etc.

If you liked this recipe why not try my gluten free baby pancake recipes:

Happy cooking! x