Stunningly simple and delicious homemade dried apples and pears, loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, quercetin (anti-histamine), and chlorogenic acid to support blood sugar balance.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Passive Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 persons


  • 5 apples
  • 5 pears


  • wash and dry all the fruit
  • core the apples and pears and slice them into 1/2cm thick slices
  • in a dehydrator - place the sliced fruit in a single layer on a sheet. Set the dehydrator to 57 degrees C or 135 degrees F and let the fruit dry out for 6 hours
  • in the oven – place the slices of fruit in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and set the oven to 60 degrees C or 140 degrees F and let the fruit dry out for 6 to 8 hours or overnight until they are no longer moist
  • Place them in an airtight container to keep fresh



APPLES contain a long list of phytonutrients such as quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid. Studies have shown that a typical apple (skin on) only has about between 10mg to 15mg of vitamin C, but its antioxidant effect is the same as 1500mg of vitamin C. Phloridzin (exclusively found in apples), has been associated with providing benefit to asthma patients improving lung health in general and in prevention of bone loss. Chlorogenic acid, has been linked with improved blood sugar balance as it slows down the release of glucose into the bloodstream. Quercetin has been shown to have antiviral, anti inflammatory and anti histamine effect – the superfood hat trick for the kids with gut and immune problems. All varieties of PEARS contain flavonoids called flavonols and flavan-3-ols whilst red-skinned pears also contain anthocyanins – these are all major antioxidants which have been shown to be fantastic for blood sugar balance and can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.