Baked Nectarine Puree Recipe

It’s recommended to get certified organic nectarines because they are among the 2016 EWG’s Dirty Dozen.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Scrub 3 nectarines well in cool water.
  3. Cut lengthwise around each nectarine, just deep enough to feel the pit with your knife.
  4. Twist the halves in opposite directions to separate.
  5. Pop the pits out from each nectarine using your fingers or knife.
  6. Place the 6 halves into a glass baking dish, flesh facing down.
  7. Add bottled water into the baking dish so that it is 1-1/2″ deep.
  8. Bake for 35 mins or until the skin starts to wrinkle, checking the water and stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool just long enough to be handled.
  10. Using your fingers, peel skin off from each half.
  11. Place the halves into Vitamix or blender.
  12. Add 4 ounces of water from the baking dish (contains a lot of nutrients) and 2 scoops of formula OR 4 ounces of breast milk. 
  13. Blend until the puree can easily pour out of the blender into the ice cube trays.
  14. Add more water or breast milk if the puree is too thick.

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

Related Recipes:

Steamed Nectarine Puree


Nectarine Puree Mixtures

Follow these simple steps to create puree combinations!

  • Acorn Squash: 4 months
  • Apples: 4 months
  • Apricots: 6 months
  • Avocados: 4 months
  • Bananas: 4 months
  • Barley: 4 months
  • Blueberries: 8 months
  • Brown Rice Cereal: 4 months
  • Butternut Squash: 4 months
  • Carrots: 6 months
  • Green Beans: 6 months
  • Kale: 6 months
  • Mango: 6 months
  • Oatmeal Cereal: 4 months
  • Parsnips: 6 months
  • Pears: 4 months
  • Peas: 6 months
  • Plums: 6 months
  • Pumpkin: 6 months
  • Sweet Potatoes: 4 months


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  1. Dinh

    This looks like a delicious recipe that I would eat if the baby didn’t like it. 🙂

    Is it okay to leave the skin on the nectarine? I heard that the skin has lots of nutrients.

    • Hello, Dinh! Hahaha I agree, it is delicious!! You are absolutely correct in saying that nectarine skins contain a lot of nutrients. I simply recommend peeling them for a couple of reasons. The skins can cause tummy upsets at this age and they can also be a choking hazard, but that really depends on the blender that is used to make the puree. That is one reason I recommend using a Vitamix, which can be found under Rachel’s Essentials. Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you see you again soon!!!

  2. Kayla

    Wow thanks for this very easy recipe. My young one is fussy when it comes to fruit but she eats this every time I make it. Are there other fruits that I could use with this recipe?

    • Hi, Kayla! Thanks for stopping by! I am glad to hear that your daughter eats it when you make it! This recipe is pretty similar to peaches! Keep in mind that you can also mix purees! Experimenting with combinations is fun and you might just create a mixture that will be her new favorite food!! More recipes are on the way so keep checking in! Thanks, Kayla!

  3. Rachel, your site has been a blessing. I forwarded your site to someone who has an ailing parent (cancer) and guess what, she is using your baby food for her mom? Her mom is loving it also. Well she is eating them like crazy.

    Thanks on her behalf for another award winning, versatile baby food, which can be used for persons who are ill and finding it difficult to eat. Nice job Rachel.

    • That is amazing,, Josephine! Smoothies are another great option and will be added to this site as soon as possible. Thank you for your kind words and it’s so great knowing that these recipes are helping courageous people that are fighting cancer! Thank you for continuing to visit this site.

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