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
- 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.
- Add the chopped plums and grated apples to a medium-sized non-stick saucepan and add the water.
- 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.
- 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