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sliced asian pears with cinnamon and sugar in dehydrator
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How to Dehydrate Pears

Learn How to Dehydrate Pears with this easy guide and you can make delicious and healthy snacks anytime.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asian pears, dehydrated fruit, dehydrated pears, dehydrator recipe, pears
Yield: 2 cups
Author: EmilyFabulous
Cost: 5

Equipment

  • dehydrator
  • large bowl
  • mandoline or sharp knife
  • small bowl (for cinnamon sugar mixture)

Materials

  • 6-8 ripe pears
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the pears. Prepare a large bowl with water and lemon juice (1 tbsp lemon juice for every quart of water). This will keep the pear slices from browning and adds a little more flavor to the pears.
    dehydrated asian pear chips
  • Prepare another small bowl with the cinnamon and sugar mixture and set aside.
    cinnamon and sugar in a bowl
  • Slice each pear using a mandoline if you have one. You can also use a knife, but I find the mandoline gives you nice even slices that are perfect for dehydrating.
    sliced asian pears with mandolin on a cutting board
  • Place the slices in the bowl of lemon water so they don't brown while you are prepping.
    sliced asian pears in lemon water
  • Once you have all of your pears sliced, place each piece on the dehydrator rack until the entire level is full. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired and continue until all of your racks are full.
    sliced asian pears with cinnamon and sugar in dehydrator
  • Place the lid on the dehydrator and set it to 135ºF. It will take anywhere from 6-10 hours for the pears to fully dehydrate. Start checking them around 6 hours. You want them to be dry, crisp, and no mushy spots. They may be slightly leathery and should crisp up when cooled. 
    dehydrated asian pear chips

Notes

  • Times will vary depending on how thick or thin you slice your fruit, the climate and temperature at the time and your dehydrator.