Perfect pear fritters

    30 min

    So you've heard of banana fritters and you've probably heard of pineapple fritters, but have you ever tried pear fritters? They are absolutely delicious. Pears are sauteed until soft, mixed with batter and deep-fried. Perfect when drizzled with golden syrup for a dessert or as a side dish to chicken or pork.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
    • 85g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • oil for deep frying

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelised; set aside to cool.
    2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the centre. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.
    3. Gently fold pears into the batter.
    4. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 180 degrees C. Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on kitchen towels. Serve hot.

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    I ended up sprinkling a little sugar in with the pears to get them to caramelize while sauteing them. I also added 2tsp sugar and some cinnamon, ground allspice, and a little ground ginger to the batter. This made the fritters into a sweet, fried treat. Turned out great!  -  12 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My first problem was that the pears did not carmelize during the saute. Perhaps they were too ripe or I used the wrong type of pan-I used a nonstick skillet, but they just got mushy and a lot of juice was released. I had to strain the juice out there was so much. Anyway, I was thinking this would be like apple fritters, then noticed there is no sugar listed in the recipe, so I added some and some cinnamon. When they came out of the fryer, I drained them on paper towels then sprinkled them with sugar. They were really kinda boring. I thought the kids would love them, since I don't normally fry stuff for them, but they each ate one and that was that. I had many left over-not a good sign in my house for a repeat. We won't try this one again.  -  11 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Simple, easy, and crowd pleasing. Everyone enjoyed the origanal take on a classic, and I can't wait to experiment.  -  13 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)