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Caramel Dipped Pears

Ingredients

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Caramel Glaze
2 ½ Cups Light Brown Sugar
1 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 14-Ounce Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ Cup Corn Syrup
⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon Salt
6 Bartlett Pears 

White Chocolate Glaze
2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil 

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pears: wash the pears and allow them to dry completely 
  2. Place the pears on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper; set aside  
  3. Prepare the Caramel Glaze: In a large saucepan, combine the light brown sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt
  4. On medium heat, stir the mixture continuously until the sugar dissolves 
  5. Allow the sugar mixture to reach 238 degrees F on a candy thermometer 
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the caramel into a large heat proof bowl and allow it to cool to 200 degrees F
  7. Dip the Pears: Once the caramel has come to 200 degrees F, dip the pears to cover ¾ of the pear
  8. Place the pears on the parchment lined baking sheet pan and allow them to cool completely for 1 hour 
  9. Prepare the White Chocolate Glaze and Dip: Once the caramel pears are set, melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe in 30 second increments until the white chocolate is melted and smooth
  10.  Dip the caramel pears in melted white chocolate and place them on the parchment lined baking sheet to dry
  11. Once the white chocolate has hardened you are ready to place them on your thanksgiving table, package them to gift or enjoy them