Cinnamon, Sugar, Ginger Pear chips

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! They are a great late night, TV watching snicky-snack when that sweet craving sneaks over me. 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

PEAR CHIPS CINNAMON SUGAR GINGER
I like to use Bartlett Pears.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ingredients

2 semi ripe pears
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger

Directions

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.

*Note - I found I could not have my oven any higher than 225F or the slices would burn before they dried out.

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