Caramel Almond Pears
Caramel apples may be more traditional, but caramel pears are way more fun. For easy dipping (and eating), look for small, firm-ripe varieties, such as Seckel. After dipping each one in the homemade caramel, we rolled the pears in chopped almonds to add a nice salty crunch. But feel free to use whatever nut you please: toasted hazelnuts, walnuts, or peanuts would all be delicious. Though it may be tempting to devour immediately, letting the treats cool to room temperature will help the caramel firm. Serve them as a fun after-dinner dessert, or put them out at your Halloween party.