For a little tart & a lot of sweetness, give this peach apricot puree recipe a try. It is one of the heartier purees I have made. This gives it great staying power for a meal that will keep you full a little longer.
Sweet and Tart
The sweetness in the puree comes naturally from the fruit and the apple juice. No additional sweeteners are added. The peach and apricot combination also gives this dish a little tartness.
Of course, the sweetness and spice can adjust easily. If you find it too sweet, add water instead of apple juice. The cinnamon can be left out or something else substituted like vanilla, cloves, or nutmeg.
But Hearty Too!
This puree also has a very hearty feel and is a little heavier than some of the others. This is because quick cook oats are added just at the very end. The addition of the oats adds a little thickness.
Adjusting the final thickness of the puree is easy too. If the final puree is too thick, add a little apple juice or water and reblend. Or you could add a few more oats to the mix if you find it too thin. Note though that this puree will thicken as it cools.
You will also appreciate how simple this puree is. It doesn’t require much measuring at all. It is basically 2 one-pound bags of frozen peaches, 1 eight-ounce bag of dried apricots, and a 16 oz bottle of apple juice. With these pre-measured quantities, you can dump them right in and then start to boil.
After boiling for a few minutes, just add the oats and boil for another minute. When that is done, add everything in the pan to the blender with some cinnamon and blend!
This puree has a great combination of sweet and tart. The addition of oats also adds some bulk for a heartier puree that will make you feel full longer.
- 2 lbs frozen peaches
- 8 oz dried apricots
- 2 cup apple juice no-sugar added, organic is best
- 2/3 cup quick 1 minute oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Dump the frozen peaches, apricots, and apple juice into a saucepan
Turn up to high until mixture starts boiling
Boil on high for 5 minutes stirring occasionally
Add oats, stir well, and boil another minute
Put contents of saucepan in blender. (CAUTION when blending hot floods, never fill the blender up more than half way. The food will expand while bending and you could end up with hot puree flying out of the tip of the blender! Make sure the lid is on tight and put a towel over it for safety.)
Blend until completely smooth (2-3 minutes)
Well, I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let me know in the comments what you think of this recipe. What changes did you make?
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