Oven Dried Pears

Leave a comment

20140402-145309.jpg

Oven-dried pears are so delicious! A perfectly sweet and chewy snack.  This is a very simple recipe, you can really use any fruit that you have on-hand, apricots or mangoes work great.

I eat these dried pears at night to help curb my sweet tooth. They are great with roasted almonds and dark chocolate.

Dried fruit is so versatile, you can add it to Greek yogurt, home-made granola or fresh salads.   This was my first time making dried fruit, and I was very happy with the results!

20140402-145428.jpg

 Oven-Dried Pears


Ingredients:

  • 4 pears
  • 1 Tbsp honey

(I told you this was simple!

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F, with racks in upper and lower positions.  Slice the pears 1/4 inch thick. Take out the seeds as you go, I left the stems on since they look nice on the finished product. I find that the best way to slice pears without cutting yourself is to slice the bottom horizontally so that it sits flat on a surface.

2. Lay the fruit flat onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread the honey evenly over the pears and toss to coat. You can also use maple syrup or agave nectar to coat the fruit.

3. Cook until the pears are shriveled and chewy, rotating between from the top and bottom racks halfway through cooking. This takes about 2 hours. When ready, remove from oven and let cool completely. Dried fruit can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

4. Arrange on a platter and serve with almonds and dark chocolate or fresh fruit.

20140402-145805.jpg

10015642_10102578866338013_2631494197131870796_n - Copy

10253873_10102613983348243_5227540214325402751_n

Author: April Murray

Hi, I’m April! Welcome to The Thin Kitchen, a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at both weight loss and providing healthy recipes and dietitian tips! I’m a Registered Dietitian, food lover and health enthusiast. I grew up in Orange County and currently live in Newport Beach with my miniature Australian Shepard named Lucy. The information and tips that I’ll provide you are a direct reflection of what’s in my kitchen, and of how I live my own life. I hope that my recipes and posts inspire you to continue on a path toward your healthiest, fittest, happiest you. xoxo April (and Lucy)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s