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.