A small, family farm in Wisconsin

Dehydrating Pears


The finished pear chips.

Our neighbor gave us some huge, beautiful pears.  Too many to eat before they spoiled.  We ate a few, and I made a pear crisp, and still had pears to use.  I ‘ve dehydrated apples and bananas before but this was my first time drying pears. It was  simple.  I sliced them  thin on the mandolin slicer.  Arranged them on my 5 trays.  I used 4 of those giant pears for this batch.  I then dried them at 125 degrees for 10 hours.  At 10 hours they are very dry but a little chewy.  If I wanted them to be more crisp I would have added drying time.  I didn’t have to do anything to the pears to prepare them.  They’re so sweet and flavorful without any additions.

The sliced pears arranged on the tray and ready for drying.



Comments on: "Dehydrating Pears" (1)

  1. I found your wonderful blog. I wonder if you would like to become e-pals? We live at Bloomer, WI. on a small hobby farm. I love writing often on just daily, run of the mill life on a farm with family and animals.

    Here is my blog so you can see what my life is like.


    If interested in writing me, here’s my e-mail address.


    Sherry Ruff

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