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Old 10-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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How long can you freeze purees?

I have way to many super ripe pears that a friend gave me from her orchard. I have made every pear recipe I know of and we are just tired of eating pears now. The little man is only 3.5 months old so solids are a few months off for him. I was thinking about blending and freezing some for him, but will they last that long in the freezer? I hate to see these pears go to waste!

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Re: How long can you freeze purees?

It depends on what it is. In general most will be fine for 6 months- some shorter some longer. I would probably wait a bit because they start out eating so little you might not make it through everything. We're not doing this anymore, but I always found it easier just to make stuff as I was going to feed it. I occasionally just made baby food at random times to freeze. But it felt like a wasted step and it doesn't really save any time. So if ds was trying green beans- I'd cook the whole frozen bag (or however much) and puree. Pull out what I needed for the next 2 days and freeze the rest in ice cube trays.
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I didn't like to keep mine very long, maybe a month or so. Someone I used to know made ginger pear chutney for adults and it was quite delicious.
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Re: How long can you freeze purees?

I was just reading in my baby food making book last night. It said 4 mos for purees with fruit and veg, but 1-2 months for those with milk, breastmilk or meat.
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Re: How long can you freeze purees?

I keep frozen purees for 4-6 months. Have you thought of making pear sauce (like applesauce) and canning or freezing it? Also pear cobbler filling is super tasty (just make it like apple pie filling and reduce the cooking time)
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Re: How long can you freeze purees?

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I keep frozen purees for 4-6 months. Have you thought of making pear sauce (like applesauce) and canning or freezing it? Also pear cobbler filling is super tasty (just make it like apple pie filling and reduce the cooking time)
I second the canning idea. I canned a bunch of pears and they are good for about a year. http://www.pickyourown.org/canningqa.htm#storing Canning takes some time but its not complicated and its great to do with a friend - makes less work and more fun!

Since LO is just barely getting into eating at 10.5 months old, I'm glad we didn't freeze them. They might not have been used in time.
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