Ghost Caramel Pears Recipe

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Ghost Caramel Pears Recipe
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Ghost Caramel Pears Recipe

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These double-dipped pear ghosts are so simple it’s scary. Display them on your table for a fun Halloween centerpiece—the whimsical faces will make them the life of any party. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe Bosc pears
  • 4 wooden pop sticks
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Red and black shoestring licorice, blanched almonds and miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry pears; insert a Popsicle stick into the top of each.
Melt caramels and water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Dip each pear into caramel; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan and let stand until set.
Melt candy coating and shortening at 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 20- to 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip pears into coating; allow excess to drip off. Decorate faces as desired; return to pan and let stand until set. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ghost Caramel Pears in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 1056 calories, 45g fat (36g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 172g carbohydrate (154g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 4 medium ripe Bosc pears
  • 4 wooden pop sticks
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Red and black shoestring licorice, blanched almonds and miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry pears; insert a Popsicle stick into the top of each.
  2. Melt caramels and water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Dip each pear into caramel; turn to coat. Place on prepared pan and let stand until set.
  3. Melt candy coating and shortening at 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 20- to 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip pears into coating; allow excess to drip off. Decorate faces as desired; return to pan and let stand until set. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ghost Caramel Pears in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p43

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nomerks User ID: 5585802 139323
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I would make again but would have to figure out an easier way to attach items to the set chocolate exterior. I tried doing it with the 2 granddaughters and none of the decorations for nose, mouth, etc would adhere. Would like to hear others opinion or ideas. Finally used a little of melted chocolate on back of licorice, etc but very difficult!"

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