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How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator

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Peel, Core and Slice the Pears
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator

Peeling pears before dehydrating them eliminates grittiness

Leda Meredith

The gritty texture that pears sometimes have comes from tough cells called scleroids. Most of the scleroids are under the skin, so peeling the pears before dehydrating them results in a better texture.

Peel whole pears with a vegetable peeler. Cut into quarters and slice out the cores and stems. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Note: other fruits, such as apples, do not have scleroid cells and do not need to be peeled before drying.

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