Raw “poached” pears is a very easy, tasty dessert! Great for any time of year!

Raw Poached Pears

You will need:

As many pears as you need – allow 1/2 pear per person. Pears should be soft to the touch, meaning that they should yield when pressed on.
As many teaspoons walnuts as you have pears, chopped finely
As many teaspoons raisins as you have pears, soaked in water for 10 or more minutes
A small amount of fresh lemon juice

Cut pears in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to gentley carve away the core, leaving a hollowing where the core was. Trim both ends of each pear half, to remove the tough stem and bottom.

Place a Teflex sheet on a dehydrator tray, and on top of it lay a sheet of waxed paper that is long enough to wrap up and over the pears.

Lay the pears, cut side up, on the waxed paper.

Brush or wipe lemon juice on the cut side of each pear.

Sprinkle chopped walnuts into each hollow in each pear.

Top walnuts with raisins.

Drizzle honey on top of the walnuts and raisins in each pear, and along the top edges of each pear.

Sprinkle each pear lightly with cinnamon.

Wrap the excess waxed paper up and over the pears, and tuck it back under the pears, so that the pears are enclosed within the waxed paper.

Warm in dehydrator at 115 degrees for 8 to 12 hours – the pears are done when they are as soft as you’d like them.