fun with dried fruit

One of the many perks of working at a food co-op is the occasionally free fruit and veggies I can come home with.  I found these sad looking pears in the break room waiting to be brought home.  The skin is scratched and bruised, but these Bartlett pears are ripe and delicious. pears

I decided the best way to use them was to dehydrate them, and dip them into chocolate.  For the chocolate I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and added a little cinnamon for extra flavor.  They came out really well, and I am thinking about trying this with other fruits soon.  I think next time I may not quarter the pears so the pieces can be larger.

chocolate dipped pears