Butternut Squash (Pumpkin) and Pear
* 1 butternut squash (pumpkin) (about 350 g/12 oz), peeled, de-seeded and chopped
* 1 ripe juicy pear, peeled, cored and chopped
From 5 months
1. Steam the butternut squash until tender (about 12 minutes). Add the chopped pear and continue to steam for about 3 minutes. Puree with about 2 tablespoons of the water from the bottom of the steamer.
2. Butternut squash can also be oven-baked. Pre-heat an oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Simply cut in half, scoop out the seeds and brush with melted unsalted butter. Cover loosely with foil and bake in the oven until tender (about 1 1/4 hours). Puree together with fruit like cooked apple, peach or pear and spoon some of the puree into your baby's bowl and serve lukewarm.
Serves: 5 portions