Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dehydrated Pears

I am so busy preserving right now, but I thought it would be fun to share what I am doing along the way.
There is so much you can do with fruit!


I was canning the other day, when my friend Beth called and suggested I dehydrate some of my pears. 
Why didn't I think of that?
It really takes no time at all, is a delicious and nutritious snack, and really helps use up a ginormous pile of pears!
Wash your pears thoroughly and slice from the end.
Sometimes I peel my fruit, but most of the time I just leave the skin on and skip coring the pears.
It is really fast this way.

Slice in 1/4 inch rounds.
You can treat them in lemon juice and water {2TBS lemon juice to 1 quart water}.
I usually don't because I like fast and simple:).
Layer on your dehydrator as close as possible.


Dry at 130-135 degrees until they are leathery...not crispy.
They will shrink up quite a bit.

I store them in a half gallon canning jar and use them as snacks all through the Winter.
Yum! 

Tomorrow....I'll be showing you how to make peach/nectarine fruit leather!

~Julia

3 comments:

Cheyenne said...

I love them stored in the jar like that. I'm really enthused to see the tutorial on the fruit leather. I love your recipes/tutorials...as much as I love your blog.

Keri On said...

Wonderful! Looks good! I am also looking forward to your fruit leather tutorial!

Bonnie said...

Julia,

Love your pears. I've never dehydrated them before. I bet they taste great.

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