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nonstick cooling racks
bamboo or metal skewer
twine or string
- Preheat oven to 200°F. Place nonstick cooling racks on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Slice pears 1/4-inch thick and place on prepared cooling racks. Do not overlap slices.
- Bake for 5 to 6 hours or until slices are dry. Baking time will depend on the size and thickness of the pear slices. Rotate trays a few times during cooking.
- Remove pans from oven. While still warm, use a skewer to make a hole big enough for the twine in the top of each pear slice. Allow to cool completely.
- Thread a length of twine through each pear, spacing them as you like. If you want, you can tie a knot on each side of the pear slice to keep them evenly spaced.
Use nonstick cooling racks to prevent rust marks from occurring on pear slices.
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