We love eating fruit chips, but they’re quite expensive to buy at the supermarket, so we decided to make our own. All you have to do is thinly slice sweet pears and apples and in no time flat you have these healthy, Pear and Apple Chips that everyone in your family will adore!

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I’ve been buying gorgeous pears and apples at the farmer’s market lately, and I decided to try my hand at homemade fruit chips. While I cut away, Kenya had a blast laying them out on the baking sheets before we popped them in the oven. I had to make sure I sliced fast because for every piece Kenya laid out, at least two made their way into his mouth!

If I were you, I would pull out all your cookie sheets and layer them up with lots of fruit because when your family tastes these Pear and Apple Chips, they’re going to go fast.


Pear and Apple Chips

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Servings: 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 Pears
  • 2 apples


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Using a mandoline, thinly slice the apple and pears into “chips” ( I love my hand mandoline, but you can also cut them with a knife into thin slices if you don’t have one).
  • Place the slices on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet making sure not to over lap the pieces.
  • Bake for 1 hour, turning the “chips” halfway through (if you live in a humid climate, they may take a bit longer).
  • Cool and serve.
  • *You can place several cookie sheets in the oven at the same time if you want to make a large amount.



Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 46g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Fantastic…almost sliced my finger off as it was the first time I used a mandoline, but once I got the hang of it…very fun and delicous for the whole family!

  2. Hi!
    I just tried making these, but mine crumbled apart…they were only in the oven for about 40 minutes. I think that I sliced them too thin. About how thin do you cut your slices using your mandolin?

  3. […] just to keep up with the demand. The other day, she made apple chips from a recipe she got from Weelicious. She started off by slicing apples into chips with a hand mandolin and laid them on parchment […]

  4. Thats a bummer! Have you had a chance to watch the video on the banana leather? Were the bananas really soft? And how long did you leave them in the oven? Most oven are different, you may have had to leave them longer.

  5. My 20 month old helped make apple chips as well. I sprinkled them with Splenda and cinnamon before baking and they have turned out delicious! I didn’t have luck with the bananas, I couldn’t slice them lengthwise without them breaking up. I tried doing them in slices but they didn’t turn out well. Any suggestions? I don’t have a mandolin, but I may get one soon.

  6. This may sound silly, but how to you slice the friut with regards to the core? Do you just cut right through it and bake it all or somehow remove the core?

  7. I made these yesterday after watching the video and my 1 and 3 year old loved them. I think I still managed to eat more than they did! They were delicious!

  8. Do you have a link to the recipe you used? I tried to make them and they’re soggy or burnt… no crispy 🙁

  9. Adding cinnamon and nutmeg is great idea! Just sprinkle some on top before you put it in the oven.

  10. These sound great! I spent a large portion of yesterday making huge quantities of baked sweet potato and butternut squash chips for this week’s lunch boxes, so I’m in the chip mood. Have you tried adding cinnamon and nutmeg to them? I wonder if it would be better to do that before baking, or to sprinkle and toss while they’re warm from the oven?

  11. This is awesome! I’m doing this first thing in the morning and I think my 2 year old will be able to do most of it, which she will LOVE! Great (simple!) idea! (There are far too many exclamation points in this post, but that just proves how good it is!!!)

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