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    Dried Pears

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    2 hrs

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    Chef Regina V. Smith's Note:

    These are wonderful addition to a cheese course. Serve a few of the dried pears with a few slices of fresh pead and a blue cheese such as a buttery Gorgonzola. This recipe is from the Early Summer 2002 issue of Food and Drink Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Combine water and sugar in a pot on high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes or until a light syrup forms. Add lemon juice and reduce heat to low. Continue to cook until the syrup is barely simmering.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 200°F.
    3. 3
      Slice pears into 1/8 inch (3mm) slices lengthwise. Use either a serrated knife or a mandoline. Add pear slices to the sugar syrup and poach for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cslices are slightly translucent.
    4. 4
      Remove slices with a slotted spoon and drain any syrup back into the pot. Place pear slices on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in the miffle of oven and dry for 2 hours or until they are firm but with a little flexibiilty and not quite dry to the touch.
    5. 5
      Cool and store pear slices in an airtight tin.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dried Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (228 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 242.5
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 58.1 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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