Dried pear garland
This decoration project will make your house smell heavenly for the holidays. It’s both lovely and original while also incredibly simple to put together.
- Serves12 slices
- Prep time35 min
- Cook time6 to 8 hours
- Timeout20 min
- FreezingFreezes well
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 pear (not too ripe), sliced thinly with a mandolin (12 slices)
- 4 feet of burlap string
- A few pine, cedar or fir twigs, branches
- A few wooden beads
- Combine the water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil until the sugar is fully diluted. Let cool for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven at 175°F and place the rack at the center of it. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- Dip the pear slices in the syrup and lay flat onto the baking sheet. Use a straw to make a small hole in each slice to then slip a string through them afterwards.
- Line another baking sheet (of the same size as your other one) with parchment paper then cover the pears with it.
- Bake for 6 to 8 hours or until they are dry, and check frequently to make sure they do not burn in the process.
- Alternately add the pears, branches and beads to your string to make the garland.
Tips & tricks
Keeps for a month at room temperature
Recipe published on August 19, 2018