Dried pear garland

Dried pear garland

Dried pear garland
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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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 pear (not too ripe), sliced thinly with a mandolin (12 slices)
Required material
  • 4 feet of burlap string
  • A few pine, cedar or fir twigs, branches
  • A few wooden beads

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Line another baking sheet (of the same size as your other one) with parchment paper then cover the pears with it.
  5. Bake for 6 to 8 hours or until they are dry, and check frequently to make sure they do not burn in the process.
  6. 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