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A small glass bowl containing fresh strawberry puree. Strawberry slices are scattered around the bowl.
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How to Make Strawberry Puree

Strawberry puree is easy to make and naturally sweet with no added sugar! Use it in baked goods, drinks or as baby food.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry puree
Servings: 4
Calories: 25kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries

Instructions

Fresh Strawberries

  • Wash and dry strawberries Hull (remove green stems) with a knife.
  • Add strawberries to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the seeds are bothersome for your little one you can put the puree through a fine mesh strainer, but I don't find it necessary.
    Fresh strawberry puree in a blender.
  • You can serve strawberry puree however you like. It's great on its own as a puree for baby or as a topping for yogurt, chia pudding or even oatmeal.
  • Store strawberry puree in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer or up to 3 months. I like to freeze the puree in silicone ice cube trays or small freezer-safe jars so I can easily thaw small amounts when I want to use them.
  • I recommend thawing frozen puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath.

Steamed Strawberries

  • Wash and dry strawberries. Hull (remove green stems) with a knife. Chop into 2-4 chunks.
  • Steam strawberries for 3-4 minutes. This is a great option if strawberries are under ripe or frozen or if you want a cooked option. Let strawberries cool.
    Strawberries in a steamer basket in a pot.
  • Transfer cooled berries to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the seeds are bothersome for your little one you can put the puree through a fine mesh strainer, but I don't find it necessary.
    Steamed strawberry puree in a blender.

Simmered Strawberries

  • Wash and dry strawberries. Hull (remove green stems) with a knife. Chop each berry into 4-8 chunks and place in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
    Strawberries in a pot.
  • Cook for about 5-10 minutes, mashing strawberries as they start to sfoten. Once the strawberries have reduced down, remove from heat and let cool.
    Simmered strawberries in a pot.
  • You can serve as a thicker puree or transfer cooled berries to a blender of food processor and blend until smooth.
    Simmered strawberry puree in a blender.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g