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Baked Pear Chips
Baked Pear Chips
- 2 pears variety of choice, unpeeled
- Optional: ground cinnamon or other spices
- Preheat your oven to it's lowest setting, or to 200 degrees F. The lowest setting on my gas oven is 200 degrees, so that is what I used for this recipe.
- Using a mandoline*, slice your pears crosswise (horizontally) in 1/8th inch slices (or just shy or 1/8th inch) until all of the pears are sliced. You can slice the pears by hand if you don't have a mandoline, just make sure the slices are uniform so they dry consistently.
- Discard the very end pieces and remove the seeds from the inner slices.
- Arrange the pear slices in a single layer on wire cooling racks or wire drying racks. Sprinkle the pear slices with cinnamon or other spices if you are using them.
- Move your racks to the the oven and bake for about 60-80 minutes, or until the pears are completely dried. Keep close watch on your pear crisps since the bake time will depend on your oven and slice thickness. If your lowest heat setting is less than 200 degrees, then it will take longer. If your pear slices are very thin*, it will take less time.
- Turn off the oven heat and let the pear crisps sit in the oven for another 30-60 minutes to continue drying without heat.
- Store in a sealed bag or container. Enjoy!
The pear chips are so good! I had a hard time NOT eating them all and saving some to photograph (and share with my kids…). The Pear Crisps are amazing on their own, but you can jazz up the recipe if you like by making some Pumpkin Spice Dip to go with it.
Pumpkin Spice Dip
Pumpkin Spice Dip (Vegan)
- 6 ounce container So Delicious Greek style Coconut yogurt vanilla or plain
- ½ cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vanilla Creme Stevia drops to taste
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut yogurt, pumpkin, maple syrup, spices, and vanilla, and mix together thoroughly.
- Serve with your favorite crackers or pear crisps. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
26 thoughts on “Pear Chips with Pumpkin Dip (Dairy Free)”
Looks so delicious!!!!!
this is incredible! gonna put my dehydrator to good use! YUM!
This look amazing, and I never thought of pear chips.
I wish I had a dehydrator! This combo sounds intriguing! pear and pumpkin- I like 🙂
No worries! I used the oven to make these – no dehydrator necessary 🙂
Oh my this sounds amazing. I’ve never thought to make pear chips! I’m definitely trying this soon! Can’t believe you already had snow! Thanks for sharing
What a great idea to use pears instead of the usual apples – very creative ( and love anything using pumpkin – yummy dip idea!)
I don’t have a dehydrator so I’ll have to wait a while longer before I make these. Can’t wait for the weather to cool down to try them.
I don’t have a dehydrator either! I used the oven for this recipe so anyone could make it 🙂
I love fall for baking. I need to make these. Now to buy some pears.
Never thought to try pear with pumpkin but it looks good. I like to dehydrate fruit in the oven.
I wasn’t sure how it would taste together, but pear and pumpkin make a great combination!
That pumpkin spice dip looks divine.
Thanks Allie! 😉
Ugh I can’t believe you already have SNOW! I am not envious of you, haha. Pear chips are genius! I’ve seen apple chips, but never pear chips. And I’m pretty sure I would dip just about everything in that pumpkin dip. Including my face 😀
I know! The snow came pretty early this year. At least the weather has warmed up again for a little while, but I know it will get chilly again soon!
These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Erin!
wonderful snack idea
I’ve been craving pears recently; I should attempt to make some of these! 😀
If you make them let me know how you like them!
Wow – genius! I have made apple chips in the oven but never thought to do pear chips. And anything creamy, pumpkin-flavored, and healthy is right up my alley, so I can’t wait to make the dip! 🙂
D*MN YOURE CREATIVE.
pear chips? who knew….
This is brilliant! I just bought 2 pears and I’m going to use one of them to try this. Yum!
Ha! I should have made a PEAR DIP to go with my Pumpkin Chips recipe I am posting tomorrow! 😉
Haha, totally! I need to get over and see your recipe 🙂