Vanilla Fruit compote

Because you’ll probably want to eat all of this delicious compote yourself, you might like to make a double quantity so your baby doesn’t miss out. Before blending, put aside your serving to have with your breakfast porridge or with a dollop of yoghurt or cream for dessert.

Ingredients

1 large peach

2 apricots

80 ml (1/3 cup) pure apple juice or water

1 vanilla pod, split lengthways or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

4 strawberries, halved

  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Method

Drop the peach into a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and briefly run under cool water. Using your fingers, peel off the skin, remove the stone and chop the flesh. Cut the apricots into quarters.

Place the peach and apricot in a saucepan with the apple juice. Scrape the vanilla seeds into the pan, then add the vanilla pod. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the strawberries and simmer for a further 2 minutes or until the fruit is tender.

Remove and discard the vanilla pod, then blend to the desired consistency. Set aside one serving and freeze the remainder in individual portions for later use.

* Suitable for freezing