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