Spiced Pear Chips

Spiced-Pear-Chips-2

When I saw that the theme of this month’s Recipe Redux was dehydrating, I had to laugh. I actually tried to dehydrate something (cherry and beet fruit leather) for last month’s lunchbox challenge. After several attempts that failed miserably, I gave up and went a different route instead (if you haven’t made those earl grey granola bars yet, what are you waiting for? They’re incredible!)

I considered giving fruit leather another try, but ended up deciding it was just way too much work for something that didn’t even end up tasting that great. These pear chips are more my speed! It only takes a minute or two to prep them, and they only take about an hour in the oven.

I sprinkled them with cinnamon, ginger, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. You can leave the cayenne out if you want, but I loved the subtle kick that it gives them. Spiced-Pear-Chips-Landscape

Spiced Pear Chips

Spiced Pear Chips

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 300ºF.
  2. Use a mandoline set to 1/8-inch to thinly slice the pears. Remove the stem and seeds. Arrange the pears on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and spices. Adjust to taste. Sprinkle over the pears.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, turning once, or until the edges of the pears start to curl. Remove from the oven and let cool. (The pears will be slightly soft while they're warm but will crisp up once they cool off.)

Love this Recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest


 


By on September 21st, 2014

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

More posts by this author.

11 thoughts on “Spiced Pear Chips”

  1. What a clever and creative recipe. I’m currently on a pear jag, so this recipe is right up my alley. Pinning now!

    Reply
  2. I had thought about doing pear chips for this recipe redux too – but I ended up going with apples. I was afraid the pears would be too tender to go through a mandolin. I’m glad to know they can be made into chips! Can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  3. What a clever idea, I have prepared apples almost the exact same way to put into salads, but never once thought about pears. Very nice!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.