Salted Caramel Pears

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Salted caramel – it’s sweet, salty, rich and simply delicious. Recently I made some wonderful salted caramel cupcakes (complete with salted caramel buttercream and filled with salted caramel) and homemade salted caramel mocha to rival Starbucks’ version. I couldn’t help but continue down this path of deliciousness. We’ve all had caramel apples, but I’d never tried caramel pears before.

These were delicious. I took slightly under-ripe Bartlett pears, dipped them in caramel and sprinkled a pinch of sea salt on top. I enjoyed the crunch and tart flavor of the under-ripe pears with the sweet (and salty) caramel, but use ripe pears if you like them better that way.

What other salted caramel recipes should I try?

Recipe:

Salted Caramel Pears
  • 6 pears
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (if using unsalted, add a pinch of sea salt)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling

Wash and dry pears. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Combine 3/4 cup of cream, sugar, corn syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it reaches 280°F. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/4 cup of cream. Quickly dip pears one at a time into pan and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sea salt. Set on prepared baking sheet and let harden completely. Eat within a few hours or store in refrigerator.

6 Responses to “Salted Caramel Pears”
  1. Atria writes:

    Thank you for sharing this..It looks delicious..

  2. Michelle writes:

    very cool idea!

  3. kita writes:

    Love the sound of these pears. Salted caramel would be the perfect accompaniment!

  4. Barb writes:

    Already tried it.. not bad at all… sweet..
    I will also try caramel with other fruits..
    I’m sure strawberry with caramel would be so sweet.. thanks

  5. Apple Cider Doughnuts with Salted Caramel | 52 Kitchen Adventures writes:

    [...] These are baked, not fried, so they aren’t quite the same as the ones High Hill, but drizzling them in salted caramel sauce makes them even more tasty. I was feeling lazy, so I bought a jar of Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce, which is similar to this salted caramel spread. It’s a little gooey, so I recommend pouring it over the doughnuts right before you eat them. You can also make your own homemade salted caramel sauce. [...]

  6. Kirsten writes:

    Stephanie,
    The other week I made salted caramel pear butter from Nomnivorous’s post. It tastes as amazing as these pears look. Thanks for giving me the link to include in my upcoming Band Fruit Fundraiser Recipe Round Up! It will be published on 12/4/2013!
    Kirsten recently posted Citrus and Honey Whole Grain Muffins

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