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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! // #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! // #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! // #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.


Baked Asian Pear Chips

  • Total Time: 4 hours


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


  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.


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


  • Serving Size: 2

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

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  • Reply
    Kirtley Freckleton @ The Gist of Fit
    September 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Looks totally amazing! I love cinnamon on anything…and if it’s anything like drid apples, i am IN 🙂

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    September 29, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I think I’m more like C (I feel like Blair Waldorf calling him that, but for the sake of the blog…). If I don’t start decorating immediately, then it NEVER feels like home. I get into a routine pretty quickly, and I’m liable to just leave boxes and everything right where they are forever if I don’t make an intention to get settled. That’s why I’m not sure if my office will ever look nice. At least my room is done! Also, I love pears. I was just writing this to Erin a minute ago.

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    Janelle @ Wholly Healthy
    September 29, 2014 at 2:43 am

    These sound good -and look so pretty!

  • Reply
    September 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    These pear chips look good! I know that Jordan would love it if I made fruit chips like this!!! Maybe in a couple weeks!!

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    [email protected]
    September 28, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I love these. Absolutely love them.

    When I was selling my last home, I used to heat water with a dash of vanilla and cinnamon on the stove top so the house would smell fantastic for prospective buyers. When I moved into my current house, we had the kitchen completely gutted, I’m talking to the studs, within two months so you could say I like to dive right in with home décor.

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    September 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    So I’ve been living in my place for 3 years now and I have yet to actually hang any pictures on the walls… Does that answer your question? 😆 I think it mostly comes down to the fact that I don’t want to invest in something that I’m not 100% head over heels for so I don’t end up hating it later… which is why I buy furniture at a speedy rate of 1 piece every 6 months 😉

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    September 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Reply
    September 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Not only does our apartment always reek with what’s been cooking in the kitchen, but the aroma also wafts down the hallway. Our hallway can get downright reek-y. Especially when we roast coffee beans (we have a home roaster). It sort of smells like burning paper.

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    September 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

    It takes me a while to start decorating as well but mostly because it takes forever for me to fully unpack in a new apartment. Can’t decorate if you’ve got boxes of stuff on every available surface (except the kitchen of course) lol
    Also, maybe you can save on candles by baking these after frying onions. Then you get something the eat out of it haha

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    September 28, 2014 at 8:48 am

    So the next time I don’t want to shower I’ll just make these instead. Sounds brilliant to me!

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    athletic avocado
    September 28, 2014 at 7:04 am

    mmmmm what a great idea to use asain pears! They look delicious! Found you on bloglovin! Love your blog!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      September 30, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for stopping by! So happy we were able to connect 🙂

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    September 28, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Ask my mum what flavour yankee candle I brought her back from America.

    I’ll just forward her this. Truth.

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