Pear fritters are SOOO good with ham! Really with any meat where a little sweetness is a good thing. This would be good with sausages in the morning, as well! Mmmmmm...

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelized; set aside to cool.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the center. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.

  • Gently fold pears into the batter.

  • Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

348.4 calories; 4.3 g protein; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 47.4 mg cholesterol; 258.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2005
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. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
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! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
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! Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
Simple easy and crowd pleasing. Everyone enjoyed the origanal take on a classic and I can't wait to experiment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2010
Fantastic!!! I had some borderline overripe pears and needed a way to use them. I found this recipe and gave it a try. I'm SO glad I did!!! I'll for sure be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2012
add cinnamon and allspice and it is yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
These were really good! Easy recipe but don't overcook. They only take a couple of minutes on each side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2013
I had some pears laying around and I didn't want them to go to waste. So I bumped into this recipe and read the reviews. I decided to change it up just as people suggested what to try. I added sugar and cinnamon when I sauteed them and also to the batter. Lastly I powdered them. These were great my sister loved them. Will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
I'd say this is 10 stars I made these for dessert and dusted them with powdered sugar my whole family loved them even my husband who doesn't like sweets! Read More
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