spicy, ginger and black pepper pears

NutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pearsThese dehydrated, spicy pear slices add just the right amount of zing to brighten up some of your everyday favourites.
Plus, they’re super easy to make!

spicy, ginger and black pepper pear slices
12 pears with skins left on, washed, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (I used a mandolin to keep the slices a consistent thickness – this provides even drying time)
juice of 1 lemon
1″ ginger, peeled and grated
cracked, black pepper, to taste

  1. Add the lemon juice and ginger to a large bowl.
  2. As you slice the pears, add them to the bowl and coat them with the lemon juice, ginger mixture. (the lemon juice prevents browning).
  3. Place the pear slices in your dehydrator, ensuring that you don’t overlap any of the slices.
  4. Grind some black pepper over the top of all the slices. I just did one side. I didn’t want the spiciness to overwhelm.
  5. Set the dehydrator to 135 degrees and let dry for 8 – 10 hours depending on how stiff you like them. I left mine just a bit leathery, not crunchy.
    Store in an airtight container.
    NutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pearsNutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pearsAs I do with most things I make, I tried these pears with a lot of foods (and drinks) I consume regularly and found that they add a nice spicy, sweet element.

I tried them in my ginger tea. Nice! The pear softened with the heat of the tea and was a nice little treat in ghe bottom of the cup.
NutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pears

And with plain yogurt, with a little bit of honey. I used my kitchen scissors to cut the pears.
NutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pears

They were also delicious with my seed crackers and goat cheese.
NutriSue - spicy ginger, pepper pears

If you make these, please let me know what you put them on or in. I’d love to hear how you enjoy them!





4 thoughts on “spicy, ginger and black pepper pears

  1. I can’t believe nobody’s posted here yet. These looked so amazing, I just had to try it. So easy, and they are in the dryer right now!

      • I never posted back – they turned out great! I’ve been making them every year and more in the dryer now! I get so many compliments on them. I do leave them in the dryer longer – I like them more the consistency between a leather and a chip. Some are ready to come out after 12 hrs, others I had to leave longer – could be also because I do roughly 12 pears on 11 trays (dryer capacity is 12) 😯, so I may try rotating the trays partway through.

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