Steamed vegetable or fruit baby food
prepared vegetable or fruit, such as chopped green beans
Step by step
Put vegetable or fruit of choice in steamer basket. Add water to depth of 2.5 cm to saucepan, place steamer basket in saucepan, cover pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Steam, stirring once or twice, until very tender for 2 to 8 minutes (timing depends on vegetable or fruit). Remove pan from heat and remove basket from pan. Run vegetable or fruit under cold water to cool.
Transfer cooled vegetable or fruit in blender jar of the KitchenAid ARTISAN Power Plus Blender. Secure lid and pulse 3 to 5 times on high to chop to chunky purée. Or, increase speed to medium (Speed 5 or 6) to purée to smooth consistency for about 1 minute. If purée is too stiff, add steaming liquid as needed to thin.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.
Freeze in ice-cube trays, then transfer the cubes to airtight containers and store in the freezer to keep a variety of foods at your fingertips.