Salted Caramel Pears

NYE dessert suggestion: a bowl of fancy vanilla bean ice cream and a few slices of Salted Caramel Pears  - which, as a bonus, are extremely easy to make and respectably inexpensive. They also make very pretty gifts tied up in a cellophane bag with a metallic ribbon (but package each one separately so they don’t stick together).

SALTED CARAMEL PEARS (makes 2)

1. Gently heat about 10 caramels in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, adding a little milk or cream to loosen, if necessary.

2. Set washed and dried pears on a sheet of wax paper.

3. Once melted, use a spoon to pour the caramel over the pears, either coating them fully or halfway up.

4. While the caramel is still wet, sprinkle over a little good-quality fleur de sel.

5. Allow to harden in the refrigerator, and serve within 24 hours (you don’t want the pears to go bad).

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