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Pear Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Sep 28th, 2017

Courtesy Chef Lynn Crawford

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking powder
  • ¾ cup (175 mLpresssed sweet pear cider
  • ½ teaspoon (2 mL) cinnamon Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 Bartlett pears, cored and cut length- wise into ½-inch (1 cm) slices

Directions:

1. In a deep bowl, whisk egg. Add flour, ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar, baking powder and cider and cider and whisk until blended.

2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ½ cup (125 mL) sugar cinnamon until blended.

3. Half fill a small saucepan with oil and heat to 375°F (190°C). Working in batches, lightly dip pears into batter, place in hot oil and fry until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer fritters to paper towel and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately.

— Serves 4 —