Pear & Raspberry Semolina by Joanne Turner

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  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅓ pear (40 g) peeled, cored and finely diced
  • ½ cup full cream milk (or water)
  • 1 tablespoon semolina
  • 3 frozen raspberries
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar (optional, for older children only)



  1. . Place water and pear pieces in a small saucepan, bring to the boil on high, then turn down the heat and simmer for about 3–5 minutes until the pear is soft (see Cook’s tip). In a small bowl mix together the milk and semolina. Add the semolina mixture to the pear and water mixture while stirring constantly. Simmer for 3–5 minutes, stirring regularly, or until the semolina has thickened. Add the raspberries and stir. For older babies this consistency will be fine, however if serving to younger babies mash until smooth with a fork or vegetable masher.


Baby Friendly – Suitable for 8-10 months

Health tip: Semolina is made from durum wheat. It makes a silky smooth porridge which is perfect for babies. For a higher energy and creamier semolina replace the water with your milk of choice.

Cook’s tip: If the pear is ripe, simply just bring the water to the boil as the pear will already be soft. For firmer pears, 5 minutes of simmering may be required. The longer you simmer the pear, the shorter it will take to simmer the semolina to thicken as the water evaporates.

Frozen raspberries are used to help cool down semolina before serving, fresh ones can be used also; just increase the cooling time.

This recipe can be doubled or multiplied to serve more members of the family.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve: energy 648 kJ, protein 5.8 g, total fat 4.5 g, saturated fat 2.9 g, cholesterol 16.7 mg, carbohydrate 22 g, fibre 2.2 g, sodium 47.7 mg, GI low


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Recipe taken from Baby & Toddler by Joanne Turner.

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