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Pear Fritters -- You've probably had an apple fritter before... But have you ever had fritters made with pears? Let pears shine in these deliciously sweet fruit-packed Pear Fritters! | wearenotmartha.com #pears #pearfritters #pastry #peardesserts

Pear Fritters

You've probably had apple fritters before... But have you ever had pastry made with pears? Let pears shine in these deliciously sweet fruit-packed Pear Fritters!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pastry Recipes, Pear Desserts, Pear Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 pear fritters
Author: Sues


  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and chopped into ¼" pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup pear juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 batch glaze (recipe below)

Pear Fritter Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup pear juice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  • Place chopped pears on a paper towel lined baking sheet and pat dry with paper towels. This will remove excess moisture from the apples and keep fritters from getting soggy.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir pears into the flour mixture and toss until they’re well-coated.
  • In a separate medium size bowl, whisk together pear juice, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir pear juice mixture into the flour/pear mixture until just incorporated.
  • In a dutch oven or a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until the oil temperature reaches 350 degrees F.
  • Using a ⅓-cup, scoop batter and transfer into the oil. Only fry a few fritters at a time to ensure they're not touching each other in the oil. Once the batter is in the oil, press down on it lightly with the back of a spoon to flatten.
  • Fry the fritters, trying your best to keep the oil at 350 degrees and no lower than 325 degrees. Flip the fritters after 2-3 minutes and let them fry an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Once golden, transfer pear fritters to a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels. Make sure you bring the oil temperature back up to 350 degrees before adding the remaining batter to it.
  • Let the fritters cool a bit before drizzling each of them with about 1 Tbsp icing. Let glaze set for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

Pear Fritter Glaze

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium size bowl until smooth.


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