Plums are a perfect staple ingredient to baby's diet, as well as great for mixing with several different foods. Plums are good refrigerated for 2 to 3 days or frozen for 3 months.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
1 1/2 cups


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add plums, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer plums to a food processor and blend, adding water from the saucepan as needed, until desired consistency is reached. Allow pureed plums to reach room temperature before serving or freezing.

Cook's Notes:

I use the Baby Breeza(R) for steaming the plums.

When purchasing plums, you should purchase them within a week as the longer they are stored, the more bruised and softened they become. Choose plums without bruising, soft spots or cuts.

Optional mix-ins: apples, blueberries, cranberries, peaches, melons, chicken, yogurt. Stir in grains or milk when preparing to serve.

I usually prefer to store the leftovers using the Infantino squeeze pouch system, but in the case with plums, I mix my little recipes together prior to storing in pouches; otherwise, I store them in ice cube trays, 1/2 full to have smaller amounts reserved for each meal.

When storing, you may choose to store in ice cube trays 1/2 full. Plums are an acquired taste for most baby, but are definitely so healthy and good for digestion, that they are great to be mixed in with other foods. They thaw nicely, and can easily be added to other food combinations for baby.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0mg. Full Nutrition

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I have made all of my own baby food for all of our children, this is a great tutorial for new moms wanting to make their own healthy homemade baby food. If the plum mixture is to thin you can thicken it up with some cereal or thin it out with formula, breast milk or the cooking water (the cooking water has some vitamins & nutrients which get leached out during steaming). As baby gets older I add in some spices such as; cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, etc. Read More