Saturday, August 30, 2008

Drying Fruit

A friend asked me what my wife and I do with all of the pears our two pear trees produce.

The problem, of course, is that pears are only at their best ripeness for a couple days, and most of the pears on each tree ripen at the same time.

The two of us cannot possible eat our pear harvest with that timing. But we can slice the pears into wedges and use our dehydrator.

The result is dried pears, which are so sweet they taste like candy.

Most look like these, which are good for snacking. Some we peel before drying, which works better for baking.

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