I’ve been in a chip kind of mood. I made beet, carrot and sunchoke chips the other day and they were delicious so I thought I’d try something sweet. I had a bunch of pears and decided to give them a shot. While they are not the prettiest looking things, they had an almost caramelized taste to them. They were sweet and crunchy and all I did was slice and bake them!
I think there are ways to keep them from turning brown but I was just making these for my family and I didn’t really mind the dark color. (By the way, I looked it up and you can dip them in a lemon juice/water solution).
Pear Chip Recipe
The recipe is very simple. Just preheat your oven to 225 F. Slice your pears as thin as possible. I use a cheap mandolin I got at Aldis. I think I paid $5 for it but it works great.
Then just place your pears on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 2-3 hours. Check on them every once in awhile to see if they are done. That’s it!
This may be an incredibly simple recipe but it just goes to show you that you don’t always need fancy, time consuming treats for you and your family. Sometimes it’s nice to just savor the simple things in life, like pear chips! I hope you give them a shot and enjoy them as much as my family and I did.
- 1 pear, thinly sliced (or as many as you like)
- Preheat your ove to 225 degrees F.
- Thinly slice your pear using a mandolin if possible.
- Place slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 2-3 hours, checking occasionally to make sure they are done.
- Store in a sealed container.