Age and Stage: 8 months+ | Stage Two | Second Foods and Beyond | 4-6 hours cooking
Preparation and Storage for Baby:
Transfer the apples and sweet potatoes to a bowl to cool. Using a slotted spoon, remove some of the sweet potatoes and then spoon out some of the apples; set aside to offer as a finger food meal. Puree the remaining food in batches. Use a food processor to achieve a smooth texture and add water, formula, or breast milk as you continue to puree.
You can also partially puree the apples and sweet potatoes so that the food has some lumps and bumps to help baby make the transition to “table foods.” Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for babies and up to 6 months in the freezer
For the Family:
Serve this mix as a delicious side dish. Prior to reducing the combo to a texture suitable for your baby, remove some of the sweet potatoes and apples and set aside. Or, when you have made enough baby food, keep the remaining sweet potatoes and apples in the slow cooker and reduce to a “butter”; add some maple syrup, a bit of brown sugar, and cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg to taste.