Brody LOVED his peaches!!! Man - I think this kid will eat anything!!! haha He isn't such a fan of green beans these days, but mixed with peaches - he'll even eat that!! He really liked when I mixed the peaches with his oatmeal....I think it took a little of the sweetness away! AND this helped with his constipation too!! They say 'P' food for "poop" :)
You can make peach puree with fresh or frozen peaches; buy fresh in the summer and frozen the rest of the year for high-quality, affordable peaches. When purchasing fresh peaches, look for deep orange-colored fruit with a reddish blush. It should be free of nicks, bruises, and other blemishes. A ripe peach will give slightly when you squeeze it. Since peaches are part of the "dirty dozen" - foods with the highest pesticide residue - it's a good idea to buy organic.
Wash the peach with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water and dry.
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and then add peaches to the water for about 45 seconds. With a slotted spoon, remove peaches from boiling water and plunge into an ice bath immediately. After peach has been full submerged, remove and peel the skin with your fingers or a sharp paring knife.
Slice peaches in half, lengthwise, working your way around the pit. Twist and pull the peach halves apart. Use a spoon to pry out the pit, or stick the blade of a sharp knife into the pit and twist until the pit pops out. Slice each half into even-sized slices then quarter each slice.
Puree peaches in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.
Refrigerate leftover peach puree for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.