We’ve probably all had (or at least heard of) an apple chip at some point in our lives. I think they are a delicious healthy treat but to jazz things up a bit I swapped my Honeycrisp for Bartlett Pears and boy am I glad I did.
I love pears anyway so it’s no surprise that I gobbled these right up! These pears are a great late-night, TV watching snicky-snack for when those sweet cravings start calling my name. Pears are naturally sweet so you don’t have to add much sugar. I use semi-ripe pears because they are still sweet yet not too soft, as a fully ripe pear would be. If the pear its too ripe they don’t seem to crisp up as well.
I like to use Bartlett Pears.
Slice very thin using a mandolin. When the pear gets down to this point I use a little fork or the end of a knife to pick out the seeds.
Place slices on parchment paper and sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Then it’s off to the oven for 2 rounds of low temp baking.
Bake until the edges have curled up but pear is still light in color, if they turn too brown they could taste burnt. *Pears will still be soft when you remove from the oven, they will crisp up as they cool.
- 2 semi ripe pears
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
Preheat oven to 225F
- Mix sugar, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl. (You can add more or less based on your taste buds what you like).
- Using a mandolin, slice the pears on the thinnest setting. This is my go to mandolin, one of my Top 3 kitchen gadgets I couldn’t survive without.
- Use parchment paper on a cookie sheet (or spray non-stick spray on the cookie sheet) and place slices of pear, sprinkle tops with the sugar mixture.
- Bake at 225 for 30-40 min, edges should start to curl a little. Flip to the other side and sprinkle on a little more sugar mixture. Bake for another 30-40 minutes. Edges should be curled up, remove from oven and let cool. They will crisp up as the cool.
I found I could not have my oven any higher than 225F or the slices would burn before they dried out.
Keywords: Cinnamon, Sugar, Ginger Pear chips