Pear Fritters

I had some pears that were a little too ripe, so I went looking for a good way to use them. I LOVE this recipe! Yes, they’re fried… which means I won’t make these very often, but they were delicious! 🙂

Pear Fritters

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pear – peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • oil for deep frying

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelized, then set aside to cool.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Add egg and milk into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Fold the pears into the batter.
  4. Heat oil to 350℉. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  5. This recipe makes 4 servings.

The calorie count per serving is 350, but they are just so good! In fact, I think my kids would have eaten the whole batch if I had let them… 🙂 The consistency and texture were great – not too dense and just crispy enough. My favorite part was the addition of the pepper. I loved the little bit of pop that it gave the fritters. Definitely a great way to get rid of overripe pears!

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