To make your own homemade prune baby food, start with a container of prunes. My husband most recently bought me the Sunsweet brand because our local grocery store was having a sale, but any prunes will work. Some stores even sell organic prunes if organic is important to you.
Once you buy the dried fruit, making prune baby food is super easy. Dump the prunes into a saucepan and cover with water. I personally use distilled water when making baby food for my daughter because I am a little concerned about the in our tap water, but tap water would work fine too. Boil the prune and water mixture over low heat until most of the water boils down into a prune juice syrup. Remove the cooked prunes from the heat.
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After you cook the prunes, allow the mixture to cool slightly. Then transfer the cooked prunes to a baby food processor or a blender. Add as much additional water as needed to make blending easier. After the cooked prunes are pureed, transfer the blended prune baby food into small containers or an ice cube tray. Freeze the baby food for later use. If you opt to use ice cube trays, you can then move the frozen cubes into another container or bag for easier storage. When my daughter is ready to eat some prunes, I either zap the frozen baby food in the microwave for about 20 seconds or let the prune cubes thaw in the refrigerator over night.