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These amazing apricots are suitable for: Age and Stage: 6 months+ | Stage One | First Foods and Beyond | 4-6 hours cooking


  • 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.


Preparation and Storage for Baby If the texture is appropriate for your baby straight from the slow cooker, set aside a portion or two for baby’s meal and feed after the apricots have cooled. Otherwise, place the cooled apricots into a blender or food processor and process to a texture that is appropriate for your baby. Pureeing apricots can be tricky due to the texture, so you will probably have to add water, formula, or breast milk to reduce them to a thin puree for beginner eaters.

For the Family - Set aside a portion of apricots to add to any chicken or pork dish or mix into breakfast cereals. You can also add additional vanilla to the apricot puree to give it more flavor. Apricot puree can easily be turned into a jam to spread over toast or muffins.