How to Dehydrate Pears:

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.


  • Wash pears with soap and water
  • Horizontally slice into 1/8 thick chips.
  • Evenly spread on your dehydrator tray, and coat both sides with lemon juice (simply use a lemon juice spray bottle over the sink while on the mesh dehydrator tray).
  • Dehydrate at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 hours.
  • Store in a vacuum and Mylar bag for later use in recipes, or eat as is!

Dryness Check:

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!


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