- As much fresh peaches as desired
- Breast milk, formula milk, or water
1Let’s prepare the peaches first. Rinse the peaches with one part vinegar and three parts water, and then scrub using veggie brush to remove dirt. Rinse again under flowing water. If you buy pre peeled peaches, put it into a colander and rinse under flowing water. Dry using clean cloth. Now let’s cook the peaches. You have several methods as alternatives.
Pick one of the following methods you like best.
Steaming Peaches 1:
Carve an “X” symbol on one side of the fruit and transfer the peaches into the pan. Make sure to use at least an inch of water in the pan. Face the X sign down. Bring the water to boil and keep steaming until the peaches are soft. You can turn around the X sign facing up to make sure the other side is well steamed as well. When the peaches are fork soft, remove them from the heat and let it cool for a while. Peel the skin and remove the seeds and pits. Set aside.
Steaming Peaches 2:
Peel the skin and remove the pits. Cut the peaches into small dices and transfer to the pan. Steam with at least an inch of water and keep steaming until the peaches are fork soft. Remove the peaches from heat and transfer them into a bowl. Set aside to cool for a while.
Use a medium sauce pan to boil water. Meanwhile, prepare ice water in a medium bowl. When the water is boiling, add the peaches for around 45 seconds or until it is fork soft. Drain the peaches and immediately transfer them to ice bath. When it is well submerged, you can peel the skin using knife or simply your fingers. Cut the peaches in half, Clean the seeds and pits and then cut to smaller pieces.
Cut the peaches into half and pit them. Prepare a baking dish and fill it with an inch of water. Transfer the peaches to the baking dish and place it into the oven. Bake over 400° Fahrenheit until it is tender and soft. When the skin puckering appears, the peaches are tender and soft already. Remove from heat and let it cool for a while. Peel the skin. Sometimes, you don’t need to peel the skin because it is often blended and absorbed during the baking.
Use a medium saucepan and rolling boil 3 or 4 cups of water, depending on the amount of peaches you use. Add the peaches into the boiling water and cook until it is fork soft. It should take around 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the peaches and transfer them into a bowl filled with cold water. Drain the peaches and dry using clean cloth. Peel of the skin and remove the pits.
2Add the peaches into a food processor or blender, and then process until it is smooth. Gradually add the breast milk, formula milk, or water to prevent too watery puree. In alternative, you can also use reserved cooking water if you boil or blanch the peaches. It will strengthen the flavor. You can also add a little baby cereal to thicken the puree.