It has been weeks since I shared any baby food recipes, and I’m genuinely sorry for this delay. Hopefully the ease of this particular preparation and its seasonal relevance will make up for my neglect. Please do not buy a pumpkin and disembowel it. Preparing fresh pumpkin is a lot of work and completely unnecessary for making homemade baby food. Canned pumpkin is all you need. This has even less preparation than frozen mango which needs to be defrosted before being blended. Canned pumpkin is ready as is and needs only to be blended with water to reach a desired consistency.
Not only did I have enough for over seven servings of baby food, I had enough to use for my own smoothie experiment later. Plus, I’m positive that the pumpkin and apple puree was delicious and baby approved. It ranks high on the baby smiley meter. For less than $1.50 and less than five minutes of kitchen time, this is totally worth it.