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Jun 8, 2008 12:49 PM

Ideas for using up baby food (fruit)?

I have quite a few packages of fruit baby food that I no longer need for their intended purpose. Any thoughts on how I could make them into something else, e.g. in baking, etc.? I'm a novice in the kitchen, so I thought I'd appeal to the collective brain for some ideas... Thanks in advance!

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  1. I'm not much of a baker, but you can use it as a friut baste over meat, EG: Peaches or apricots over pork/duck/chicken, etc. Also, it can be added to hot breakfast cereal, EG: Oatmeal, farina.
    I STILL like it over ice cream :-}

    1. what "flavors"?

      if you still want to feed them to your toddler, mixing them in to other food like yogurt or applesauce might work... or you can probably throw a jar or two in two some baked goods like muffins... omitting some other moist ingredient. something like pumpkin muffins would be great with peaches or apricots or something like that thrown in... and a bran muffin would probably compliment almost any fruit you have.

      1. Thanks to you both for your ideas! Re: "what flavors" -- lots with bananas (I was syringing them to a pet with Vitamin C and potassium deficiencies, so no toddlers to speak of!): plain banana, apple-strawberry-banana, banana-plum-grape, and apple-cherry.

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        1. re: spyturtle008

          I liked withalonge's idea about adding to yogurt. Now I'm also thinking over cheese blintzes or waffles/pancakes a la mode.or in a smoothie... Delish!.

          1. re: Tay

            mix with yogurt & freeze as a popsicle!

        2. When my little one graduated to finger foods I used the fruit purees as "jam" on buttered toast or cream cheese and toast...was pretty good. As mentioned below i also mixed it into plain yogurt & cottage cheese for him.

          1. Mix it into pancake or waffle batter. Now that they are older, I still mix applesauce into their pancake batter on their request.