Easy Slow Cooker Apricots for Baby
If you’ve never cooked apricots into a jam or a sauce, you will be surprised at how sticky these little fruits are as they simmer. This stickiness also carries over to when you try to puree the apricots.
If you plop some of this tasty puree down on baby’s tray, you’ll be able to see the curiosity as baby feels this new texture.
Apricots are great for helping to ease constipation. They can also be used as a thickening ingredient in recipes. Of all foods, apricots contain the highest levels of carotenoids, antioxidants that give the apricots their orange color and help protect the body’s cells and skin and eyes. Good for baby, and good for the whole family, make some apricots today!
Slow Cooker Size: 4 quarts (3.8 l)
❄ Freezes well, but may be sticky or tacky in texture.
🍎Vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, copper, fiber
- 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) dried apricots (unsulfured)
- 2 1/2 cups (570 ml) cold water
- Dash of vanilla extract or pinch of ground ginger optional
- Place the apricots in the slow cooker and cover with the water.
- If your baby is 8 months old or older, add the vanilla or ginger. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring after the first hour, or until the apricots have been reduced to a thick sauce. (They will be rather thick and sticky.)
- Remove from the slow cooker and set aside to cool.
- 1 cup pureed apricots
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- a squeeze of lemon
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil.
- Whisk all ingredients together and marinate chicken breasts or pork chops for the family.