Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pear Chips with Yogurt-Caramel Dip

So it seems I've just missed pear season but these cute little chips are still pretty great. I've decided to serve them with a lovely yogurt-caramel dip to complement the sweetness of the pears. It would be fun also to bake up several different types of pears then at lease the skin of the pear would be different colors on the platter. This is a great little snack or a healthy dessert.

I used a Bartlett pear and the sweetness was perfect for what I wanted. The dip is made with greek yogurt because I wanted it to have a thick texture and slightly tart flavor. We are mixing in some caramel sauce after all and dipping naturally sweet pears in it. Overall the recipe doesn't take much time for prepping, just the baking takes a while. Some of my pears were still a little soft but if you can get them as thin as possible they will crisp up a little better. Also, if you have a dehydrator then that would be wonderful. If not, don't worry, you can bake them like I did on a low temperature for a while. I have also seen those microwave dehydrators...I wonder how those work. Anyone know?

These chips and dip make such a great snack or dessert because there isn't anything on the pear slices and only a bit of caramel sauce is added to the yogurt. The yogurt I used was flavored with vanilla beans so that added a nice detail. You could of course use any yogurt you see fit to mix with the caramel sauce and the cinnamon, if you want to go the direction I did. This isn't to long of a post today but it's also not too long of a on the recipe, then this weeks blog hop, and happy baking!

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Pear Chips with Yogurt-Caramel Dip
Serves 1-2

- 1-2 whole pears, washed and dried
- ¼ cup vanilla bean or plain greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 275F. Slice the pears into ” thick pieces and place on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet (the air will circulate around the slices better). Bake about 20 minutes, then gently turn the pieces. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until the slices are just golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl blend together the yogurt, caramel sauce, and cinnamon until evenly mixed. Chill until ready to serve.
3. Serve the cooled pear chips with the yogurt-caramel dip.

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  1. What a simple yet creative idea! I love the dip you serve with them. Sounds delish.

    1. Thanks! I love fall flavors so the dip combo seemed natural to me :)

  2. What a nice idea. This could replace chips and dip. Couldn't this be served as an appetizer too?

  3. Yum, what a healthy yet still delicious and decadent dessert. I LOVE pears and never thought to bake them into chips. Thanks for sharing!


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