How To Dry Pears

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Drying fruit not only makes long term storage easier, but often you end end up with some tasty treats to nibble on. In the past we have dehydrated cherries and dried raspberries. Today, we will take a look at how to dry fresh pears.

You will need your food dehydrator for this one, so pull that it is readily available. Pears that are ideal for drying are often the ones that have turned from green to lime green in the tree. The yellow pears are over ripe and should be used for making jam instead.

How To Dry Pears
Photo credit: joybileefarm.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh pears
  • food dehydrator
  • lemon juice
  • glass jars
  • paring knife
  • cutting board

I love that you do not have to bother with peeling your pears before drying them. You still have to wash them though and then remove the core and seeds before you cut them into halves, quarters, eights etc. You want to make sure that you are left with very thin slices, they are easier to dry.

Optionally, you can treat your slices in lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown. Otherwise lay your pears on the dehydrator trays and process at medium heat for up to 30 hours. After about 15 hours switch your trays so the top ones, go to the bottom. When dry to the touch and no longer squishy, you can find a cool area and store the dried pear slices in glass jars.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Joybilee Farm blog, here…

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