Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips are easy to make and have a warm cinnamon and cardamom spice mixtures coating them. They have that crunch factor with the sweetness so they make perfect healthy snacks.
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For my last recipe of #SpringSweetsWeek, I give you these delicious and healthy Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips. I’ve made apple chips before and loved them so I knew the pear chips would be just as wonderful to snack on. After all of the sweet desserts this week, I felt we needed something sweet but healthy, too.
I’m making these delicious recipes this week!
Key Lime Pie (Monday)
Strawberry White Chocolate Bark (Tuesday)
Soft Batch Sprinkle Cookies (Wednesday)
Easy Mini Mango Tarts (Thursday)
Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips (that’s this recipe!)
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What is a Butterscotch Pear?
Butterscotch Pears are crunchy, juicy, and sweet with paper-like skins so the fruit tastes like all pear. The pears I used are from Melissa’s Produce and are directly imported from the fields of South Korea, They are delicious to snack on, use in salads and other recipes.
Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips
Much like making apple chips, you want to slice the pears super thin. If you have a vegetable slicer, or a mandoline this would be a great time to pull it from the pantry. Mine is a smaller one and for the large pears it wasn’t large enough. I used a sharp knife and took my time slicing very thin slices of the Butterscotch pears.
My spice mixture consists of cinnamon and cardamom. It’s two spices that go well together and I love the smell with the pears. You can use a cinnamon-sugar mixture, or whatever spices you choose.
The pear chips do take a bit of time in the oven, but once they are in there you can go about your business. You do need to turn the pear slices halfway through the baking time but other than that, they just do their thing.
Allowing them to cool on the baking sheet will help them crisp up and you may find a few that are sliced a bit thicker that might need a longer bake time.
- Butterscotch Pears
How to Make Butterscotch Pear Chips
Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Slice the Butterscotch pears really thin with either a sharp knife or mandoline. No need to peel the fruit. Place slices on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and cardamom. Sprinkle the pear slices with HALF of the spice mixture. Bake at 220 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, flip the pear slices over, and sprinkle with the rest of the spice mixture. Return the pans to the oven rotating the pans from the top rack to the bottom racks. Bake again for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
To test for doneness: remove a couple of baked pear chips from the oven and let them cool on a plate for a couple of minutes to see if they get crispy. If they are crispy to your liking, they are done. If not, continue baking for a few minutes longer until the chips feel dry to the touch and crisp up within a couple of minutes of cooling.
Be sure to store the pear chips in an airtight container and they will stay crisp for up to a week.
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Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips
- 2 Butterscotch Pears
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Use a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife to cut the pears into thin slices, discarding the seeds. Place pear slices onto prepared baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, mix together the ground cinnamon and ground cardamom. Sprinkle the pear slices with HALF of the spice mixture.Bake at 220 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, flip the pear slices over, and sprinkle with the rest of the spice mixture.Return the pans to the oven rotating the pans from the top rack to the bottom racks.Bake again for another 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- To test for doneness: remove a couple of baked pear chips from the oven and let them cool on a plate for a couple of minutes to see if they get crispy. If they are crispy to your liking, they are done. If not, continue baking for a few minutes longer until the pear chips feel dry to the touch and crisp up within a couple of minutes of cooling.Be sure to store the pear chips in an airtight container and they will stay crisp for up to a week.
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I’ve done this with apples never thought to do it with the butterscotch pears! Love it!
These are perfect for snacking!! What a fabulous way to use those gorgeous pears!
I love the way you seasoned these fruit chips. sounds so good!
Dorothy Reinhold says
This is so creative! I love the spices you used.
We make these with apples a lot but I never thought to use pears! Great idea!
These are so fun! I bet they are tasty too
I regularly dehydrate pears but have never added spices. Genius!
Great idea for a healthy snack! I have never tried to make these. Flavors sound yum!