I got 8 #'s of pears (3.5# comice, about 6 and 4.5# Green Anjou)
Due to my dad's apple butter making we have an apple peeler/corer/slicer.
DID NOT work on the pears! the spikes that hold the fruit in place Tore out the inside of the pears,
I hand peeled and cored the pears and Placed them in water to boil them down(in hind sight I'd have used a juice of some sort)
Once They were boiled and I could I Pureed them With my Immersion Blender Then I Put the Puree in a crock pot on High and let it cook for about 6-8 hours (the less water you start with the faster this step goes)
sorry I don't have a complete Picture, my camera ate it
.5 C Water
1 Tbsp Light corn Syrup
Mix it all together and start cooking over Med High heat
I cooked it to about 380 degrees, then I pulled it and waited a bit for the camera to work so it went a little over(it's right on the edge of being toooo Burnt tasting)
Alton Brown said to pull it when you see the first signs of smoke
then stand back and add 2 cups of heavy cream.
In the last 30 seconds I got a 9x9 metal pan to pour the caramel into so I could rapidly cool it in the freezer
after cooling I mixed it all up and Started to mix the 2 parts together( pear and Caramel)
I did a little test and decided 2 parts of Pear and 1 part Caramel is pretty good, Maybe up the pear to up to 3 parts instead of 2
Would be perfect on toast . or ice cream or mixed into anything that could use a little sweetness