Dehydrated pears can be used in chip form as a tasty treat, or shredded in various recipes and desserts! They are light weight and great for camping, and will last many years if stored properly.
A properly dehydrated pear chip will “click” when dropped on the table, and can be easily snapped in half but not crumbled. The more ripe the pear at the time of dehydration, the more pliable it will be. This is due to increased sugar with ripening. It may bend slightly before snapping, but should not feel wet. If yours do not feel this way, just put them back in the dehydrator for a few more hours!