Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dried Pumpkin Chips

Pumpkin Crisps


In my college days a drawing professor advised our class to take credit for those things we've created by accident. It was one of those gems of advice that I recall whenever my kitchen accidentally turns out something completely different than what I was going for.

These crispy chips are one of those accidental miracles. The pumpkin flesh dries sweet and crispy without the addition of sugar and these make for some Vitamin A and fiber-rich snacking. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or some pumpkin pie spice for a fragrant variation.


1. Scoop out flesh and seeds of one 4-6 lb pie or sugar pumpkin; reserve seeds for roasting and eating.


2. Peel and slice flesh into 1/4" slices.  If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.  You could also try a combo of chili powder and cayenne pepper. 

3. Turn on dehydrator and dry pumpkin thoroghly for 10-12 hours or until crispy, rotating trays every couple of hours. 


Makes 4, 1 cup servings.  Per serving:

nutrition facts

6 comments:

  1. I just got a cute little pie pumpkin...I'll have to try this one!

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  2. tried it dehydrated and I liked it. I grounded them up in Vita-Mix and made a powder, good for cooking muffins or seasoninng, thanks I am makeing more for the rest ot the year, keeping in Fridge, lemar38@hotmail.com

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  3. If dehydrating, do they need to be peeled?

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  4. Yes, unless you plan on eating the peel later!

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  5. Good to know about the powder lemar38, I will have to try that one!

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  6. I left the peel on and made dog treats instead.

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