Mix & Match Sweet Cinnamon Pear Chips

by Charlie Rioux on November 22, 2011

This summer, I made Angela’s Spiced Apple Pie Chips for a party. They were sooo good.

When fall came, apple season came, and I made tons of apples chips. And then I thought… what about pears?

I wanted to make apple chips again but realized pear chips would probably be amazing too! And guess what… pears are in sale at the grocery store this week ;).

I decided to use maple sugar for a different flavor and less cinnamon than I used for the apples. Regular sugar would work too if you don’t have maple sugar!

I used 5 different kinds of pears, which explains why they are mix & match pear chips :).

Mix & Match Sweet Cinnamon Pear Chips

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 pears of your choice
  • A couple splashes of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions: Line dehydrator sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Slice pears into very thin slices, leaving skin on. You can use a mandolin if you have one. Place the pear slices in a bowl and toss with a couple squeezes of lemon juice. Place the pear slices on the dehydrator sheets, making sure they don’t overlap. Sprinkle the sugar mixture on top. Dehydrate for 8-10 hours, flipping the pear slices a couple times. Dehydrate less if you want them to stay a little chewy, dehydrate more if you want them extra crispy!

Serves 5-6 as a snack

All the different kinds of pears taste a little different! The Asian pear tastes more like cinnamon and stays a little chewy and the other kinds of pears are sweeter and closer to caramelized pears. The sweetest chips are the red pear chips. The sweet pear taste got stronger for all the pears, except for the Asian pear since it is closer to an apple.

Apple and pear chips rock my world! :P

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

torviewtoronto and createwithmom November 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

delicious looking snack looks wonderful

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Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} November 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM

a great afternoon or late night snack! Have made apple chips, now I have to try pear. Thanks for the idea!

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lizza November 30, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Yes, I have done the apple ones too but never thought of these, I like the way they look a little like breakfast cerial! Cant wait to give this a go…. I will let you know how it goes.

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shaheen December 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Oh I wish I had seen this recipe in October when pears were aplenty. Now I am bookmarking to make for next year. Thanks x

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Moving Across Country December 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

I would like to try the Asian Pears. We eat these all the time. I bet they are good.

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