Six Pears a Penny

This is a very simple dessert packed with flavor that can be prepared without cooking.
Ingredients:
1 USA D’Anjou Pear
1 Tbsp Light Rum
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Hazelnuts
4 Cubes of Caramel
1 tsp Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
Directions
Start with a firm nice sized pear.  This is a USA D'Anjou Pear.   
You can also use USA Red D'Anjou or USA Bosc Pear
 Core out the pear.
Slice the pear into even round slices.
Melt the butter in a microwavable dish and add light rum.  You can also use any white wine.
Soak each slice in the butter and rum.
Use a round cutter to cut each slice individually.  Remove the peel and stack the pears.
You can use any shape cutter of your choice.
Assembly:
Toast your hazelnuts until golden brown.
 
Place hazelnuts inside of the stack of cored out pears.
Move Pears to a serving dish
Whip the heavy cream to a stiff peak.
When whipping by hand it is always best to use a chilled bowl and whisk.  Whipping 1 tablespoon of whipped cream may seem tedious and you may want to whip 3 tablespoons at a time.
Place a tablespoon of the whipped cream in the center on top on the nuts.
The caramel for this dessert can be prepared fresh or you can melt 4 cubes of packaged caramel with a teaspoon or water and vanilla in a microwaveable dish.
Pour a small amount of caramel in front of the pears.
Garnish the caramel with a few hazelnuts and a small amount of Black Lava Salt.

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