Drying Pears

We got a whole box of pears from Bountiful Baskets, plus more from friends. We cannot eat them fast enough, and already have some set aside for cooking, plus pear jam finished and more frozen and canned. It’s time for the delicious treat: dried pears for food storage and snacking!

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We are a family who likes chips, but really trying no to eat them! One of our favorite substitutes that is far healthier is dried fruit “chips”. That means slicing the fruit super thin for dehydrating:

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To keep them from turning too brown, I soak them in lemon water since I don’t want to add chemicals to such pure healthaliciousness!

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They are super easy to spread out on the trays, and drying takes about eight to twelve hours, depending on what you are drying.

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These turned out so great!

And they were a big hit with the kiddos for after school snacks! Today we mixed them with pecans for a road trip snack for driving to Tulsa.

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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