Making Cinnamon Pear Fruit Leather at Home

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

I was blessed with tons of beautiful pears this year by a momma that had burgeoning pear trees out in front of her house. They’ve been sitting on our countertop ripening for weeks, just begging for something fun to be done with them.


So far, we’ve made two batches of yummy Spiced Vanilla Pear jam, canned quart after quart of wonderful pears and pearsauce and now I’m making cinnamon pear fruit leather with it. What’s great is that all of this will keep for up to a year or more without spoiling, so we are in no rush to eat it all so it doesn’t go bad.

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This recipe is so incredibly simple to make. All you need is a large crockpot and an immersion blender. You can get both of these on Amazon for super cheap! I found my immersion blender at a garage sale for a couple bucks. I also used two dehydrators and my oven to process it all, but it’s not absolutely a requirement. I would highly recommend grabbing one for yourself though to make delicious dried fruit, apple and sweet potato chips, and definitely fruit leather!

For this recipe, I used a variety of methods to dry out my fruit leather so I could share the absolute best way with you. Check out how easy it was!

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

So for this I used my large crockpot, and you can see all of the beautiful pears I had to cut up.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

I started by cutting them all in half.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

Then I used my melon baller to cut out the cores, and drop them one at a time into my crockpot.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

When the crockpot was full, I added my cinnamon and honey.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

Then I added a little bit of salt and my lemon juice to preserve the color of the pears.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

Finally a added water so they didn’t burn, I covered my crockpot and set it to high.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

After a few hours, when my pears were fully cooked and wilted, I went back and used my immersion blender to blend them all up into a pear puree. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

And then it was time to load my dehydrators and cookie sheets with pear. I spread my pear puree thin across my dehydrator trays without parchment paper.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

I spread it on my cookie sheets on parchment paper.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

And I cut circles of parchment paper for all of my dehydrator trays with holes to spread my pear puree out. I loaded the trays into two different dehydrators and the cookie sheets into the oven at the lowest temp. for my oven that was 170 degrees F.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

They all came out beautifully after 6 hours or so. I could just remove the dried parchment sheets from my dehydrator,

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

and the cookie sheets.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.  Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

Then it came time to cut up my parchment sheets so I could roll them up. My flat parchment sheets I cut in 1 to 1.5 inch thick strips and rolled them up.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.  Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

I secured them with twist ties.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

For my round parchment sheets, I cut them into three pieces.

Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family. Making cinnamon pear fruit leather at home can be extremely easy using your crockpot. Now you can have a healthy snack for anytime to give your family.

And then I rolled these up as well and secured them with rubber bands. For the dehydrator trays, I just peeled off the circle of fruit leather and cut it into three circles as well. They rolled up really nice without parchment paper, and were secured with rubber bands as well.

Now it’s your turn!

Ingredients:

About 50 small pears (enough to fill up your crockpot)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting. Mine was 170 degrees F. Line cookie sheets, dehydrator trays, or both with parchment paper.
  2. Chop and core all of your pears and drop them into your crockpot.
  3. Add in all of your other ingredients, close up your crockpot, and set it to high.
  4. Let it cook for a few hours until all pears are soft and wilted.
  5. Blend up until smooth with your immersion blender.
  6. Spread your pears thin and even on your prepared trays and start the cooking process. I used my oven and two different dehydrators for mine. All of them came out great.
  7. Cook for about 6 hours until your pears have dried out and are no longer wet anywhere. A little bit sticky is okay, but you want it to be rather firm. If the pear still smears on the parchment paper, it’s not ready yet.
  8. Pull out of the heat, and let cool.
  9. Cut into strips and roll them up. I secured mine with twist ties and rubber bands.

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We have already taken these everywhere with us. My husband takes them to work with him, and we have already taken them to the zoo, the pumpkin patch, to Grammie’s house, and on a full day of running errands. Since they are dried, you don’t have to worry about them spoiling or getting anything sticky.

Especially if you store them in a sealed storage bag, in a cool, dry area, you can be sure that they will last as long as it takes to go through them. That is, if they last long. We make these fruit roll-ups with any fruit that happens to be in season at the time. We’ve made these with apples, peaches, apricots, plums, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and of course pears. Yum!

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We love anything that we can make at home and can control the ingredients that go into them. These are especially handy if you have fresh fruit that is going bad and needs to be used quickly. Not only can you have a clean, healthy snack for your family, but you can save money by making it when fruit goes on sale, or when trying to rescue fruit in the fridge before it expires.

Have fun with this and mix up your fruit and flavors! You could even add in additional spices to really mix it up. Good luck!

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