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Annabel Karmel's baked butternut squash puree

Section: Recipes
butternut squash puree
  • Serves: makes 6 portions
  • Preparation time: 10 mins


Preheat the oven to 180C fan / 200C / 400 F / Gas Mark 6. Brush the sliced sides of the butternut squash with oil, then put the halves of squash (sliced side up) in a shallow ovenproof dish. Pour in a little water (it should be about 1 cm deep). Bake the squash in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender.
Remove the dish from the oven and allow the squash to cool down a little. Scoop out the flesh and puree to the desired consistency. You can add a little of your baby’s usual milk if you wish.

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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