Instead of apples, use seasonal pears to create a treat that’s sure to delight grownups and children alike
1 stick of butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Additional toppings as desired (we used melted chocolate, sea salt, walnuts, and crumbled toffee candy)
Wash the pears and set aside. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Slowly add sugar, syrup, milk, and vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously until caramel reaches a temperature between 235 and 240 degrees Fahrenheit, when measured with a candy thermometer.
Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Dip the pears in the caramel mixture, then place on the wax sheet and allow to set (approximately 30 minutes or you can refrigerate for faster results). If you wish to add a second layer of toppings, do this before the caramel is firmly set (approximately 10 minutes after dipping). We added (from left to right) melted chocolate and walnuts, sea salt, and melted white chocolate with crumbled toffee candy.