Le Dried Pears

My family LOVES snacking. I know – snacking is good for our metabolism but these two could just snack all day and forego a proper meal. Luckily, they don’t. So, in addition to our balanced three meals, I try to make nutritious snacks that they can easily nosh.

We are blessed to have a pear tree that gives us abundant amounts of fruit every Fall. We’re in that season. Unfortunately, they ripen really fast. So to preserve them before they end up in compost, I’ve been running the dehydrator nonstop.

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Le Dried Pear Rings
• 10 pears
• 1 lemon
• 1 large bowl of water

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it into the water. Peel the pears. I do them one at a time and then slice and core them. Put the rings into the lemon water so they don’t turn brown.

Set your dehydrator to 135 degrees and pack the rings in. Mine took about 24 hours to dry to an almost crispy state. But remember, times vary by climate so start checking your rings around the 20 hour mark.

Happy snacking!

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