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