One of my favorite, favorite fruits is the peach. We grow tons of them here in SC, and they’re delicious this time of year. I decided to make some for Knox, along with some black plums. I wanted to try out baking them as opposed to the steaming I’ve been doing. It was so easy, and they came out incredibly sweet and yummy.
Here’s what you do:
First, pick out some good peaches and plums. Wash them really well because you’re going to bake them with the skin on.
Halve and pit them.
Place them pitted side down in a pan with one inch of water. I did mine in separate pans since plums were new for Knox- I didn’t want to contaminate the peaches if he showed any allergic reaction (he didn’t).
Bake at 400 degrees until the skin blisters. For the plums, it took about 20 minutes, more like 30 for the peaches.
Peel. Have fun- that part kind of sucks. Then, puree the peeled fruit. Obviously, it didn’t take much pureeing on the plums.
My plums were a touch tart because they weren’t the ripest, so I mixed them with home made applesauce. That was seriously good, I could’ve eaten the whole batch myself! Knox loved it, too. It was one of his favorites thus far, and with the added bonus that it helps keep things “regular.” I’ve been making most of his food a good bit thicker, now, in preparation for adding finger foods in the near future.
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