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Toffee Pears

April 22, 2013

Every once in a while when I was younger and living in England, I would get to devour a toffee apple at a fair. I would be on my best behaviour ensuring that I earned one of those bright red apples that was covered in sugar making it shiny. Somehow even though I would hold the stick for dear life in case the apple fell, I remember also have sticky fingers and it felt like I was rebelling by getting messy, which added to the excitement. Eating a toffee apple presented challenges that ignited an adventure, figuring out how I was going to get a good grip of the round apple with my teeth so that I got a bit of caramel and apple together. The caramel felt so sweet I swear I could feel my teeth tingle and the apples would be so sweet the juice would drip.

Toffee Pears

Toffee Pears

Two years ago I was in New Orleans for my birthday and saw huge toffee apples in a store window. But these weren’t bright red, they were covered in chocolate, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, however they were still drawing me in. I could only eat half of the toffee apple; it seems I have grown out of ma love for glucose-inducing highs.

Well fast-forward and I am attracted to these red Anjou pears that I see in the supermarket. I love to eat my fruits chilled and biting into these naturally sweet pears made me think they’d be perfect for toffee pears. I am not sure if this is a good way to get kids eating their fruits considering I am suggesting that you cover them in sugar but I am sure that this sweet treat is all-age appropriate. Relive your childhood memories, create them for your kids or just enjoy something that is simply delish!

 

Toffee Pears

Toffee Pears

Working with caramel gets me excited but makes me a little nervous since I don’t want to burn it.

Melting Sugar

Melting Sugar

All gone!

Eaten Toffee Pear

Eaten Toffee Pear

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April x

Toffee Pears
Yields 4
A childhood sweet treat for all ages.
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Anjou pears
  2. 8 kebab skewers
  3. 1 cup brown sugar (237g)
  4. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (30g)
  5. 1/3 cup cold water
Instructions
  1. Dip pears in boiling water to remove the waxy coating and push two kebab skewers into the base of each pair.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and keep it close to the stove.
  3. Over medium heat add butter and sugar and mix thoroughly before add the cold water. The sugar will dissolve after about 5 minutes but watch it carefully.
  4. Once the caramel is a warm auburn colour (warm brown), work quickly to coat the pears in caramel before it burns. Place pears on parchment paper and let it cool (about 15 mins) before eating.
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