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Baked Asian Pear Chips

September 28, 2014

It’s crazy to think that we’ve been living in our apartment for 8 months now. It feels more like a millennium. Which I take as proof that our apartment really does feel like home.

Baked Asian Pear Chips - no dehydrator required! // thehealthymaven.com #healthy #recipePeople ask me what it’s been like moving in with C. I never really saw this as a big deal since we’ve lived together before for a few months and after 2.5 years of long distance, it was about freaking time we lived together. Plus I get to see my best friend everyday.

The learning curve we discovered when moving into our place had little to do with each other and a lot more to do with the apartment itself. C was quick to start decorating and “nesting” in our home. I needed a bit more time to figure out the space before investing my time and energy into it. I’m only now getting the itch to start decorating.

Baked Asian Pear Chips - no dehydrator required! // thehealthymaven.com #healthy #recipeOne of the main things I’ve learned about our apartment is that I have to be cautious of what I cook. Our apartment isn’t small (by Toronto standards) but it is still small enough that if I cook something stinky, the whole apartment smells. I often forget about this and leave the house smelling like fried onions.

This also means that if you cook something delicious, you smell like a rose garden, or in this case Baked Asian Pear Chips. I actually threw these in the oven the night before I photographed them and totally forgot about them until the next morning when I woke up and remarked how amazing it smelled in our apartment. I could not for the life of me figure out why.

Baked Asian Pear Chips - no dehydrator required! // thehealthymaven.com #healthy #recipeOnce I had my coffee and my brain started functioning I remembered I had left them in the oven and upon opening it I nearly passed out from how amazing it smelled. If I could bottle up that scent and wear it on me at all times, I would.

This was one of those recipes that didn’t require me to light 20 scented candles and change my clothes. In fact I may have considered not showering just so the smell stuck. You should probably consider making them if only for how delicious your home will smell.

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Baked Asian Pear Chips

  • Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

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  • 2 ripe asian pears
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice asian pears very thin from stem to bottom, removing any seeds that stick. Use a mandolin if you have.
  3. Lay slices on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Sprinkle both sides of slices with spice of choice.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from oven and flip.
  7. Bake for another hour.
  8. Remove from oven and flip.
  9. Bake for 1 more hour.
  10. Turn off heat and allow slices to cool completely in oven (about another hour).
  11. Remove from oven and serve or store in an airtight container.

Notes

*feel free to use any spice. I made mine with a mix of cinnamon and my DIY Pumpkin Spice

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

Baked Asian Pear Chips - no dehydrator required! // thehealthymaven.com #healthy #recipe

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Do you need time to get acclimated to you home before you start investing in it? Have you ever cooked something just for the smell?

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  • Reply
    Renee @ Bendiful Blog
    September 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Yummm Sign me up for this! I’ve never made baked chips before but these look like something do-able!

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    Em @ Love A Latte
    September 30, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I made an apple pie and apple crumble in the last few days and love how the smell fills my house. I made it to eat my heart out too of course!

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 29, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I know EXACTLY what you mean, because I made apple chips last week and it made my house smell SO good!

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    Cassie
    September 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Need!! Will you come decorate my new apartment for me since you’re going to drive there with me anyway?? Oh, and bring these as a snack xoxo

    PS I thought your apartment was decorated wonderfully already!!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    September 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I remember the grievances of apartment cooking… when I made fish in my old apartment, it reeked for like a week! I definitely wouldn’t mind it smelling like these though.

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