How To Dehydrate Pears
Recipe developer and dehydrator extraodinaire at Crave The Good. Disciple of the No Carb Left Behind movement.
If you prefer crispier chips slice your pears thinly, and if you prefer a little chew, slice them a little thicker. I like them sliced somewhere between 1/8 - 1/4".
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Dehydrating Pears 101
Scrub your pears well in hot soapy water. The peel stays on so it must be cleaned well.
Slice + Toss
Slice pears and toss in water mixed with Fruit Fresh or lemon juice.
Spread sliced pears on the trays or racks of your dehydrator - or place on a parchment lined sheet for oven dehydrating.
“ For this recipe, you want to pick fresh, pears that are still mostly green. They still have some bite and aren't too soft to be sliced into uniform slices. Once sliced, cut off or remove any bruised or blackened pieces. “
In the dehydrator at 135f for 5-6 hours, or in the oven at 170f for 2-3 hours (flipping occasionally).
Pears are done dehydrating when they are pliable and leathery but can be dried until completely crisp. Cool at room temperature before packaging.
Once cooled, the pear chips can be transferred to an airtight container like a mason jar or ziplock-style bag.
Your harvest is preserved for future use!