Pear fritters with cinnamon sugar

By Lynn Crawford
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A sweet dessert that uses your favourite fruit.



  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pressed sweet pear cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 Bartlett pears, cored and sliced Lengthwise


  1. In a deep bowl, whisk egg. Add flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and cider and whisk until blended.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 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 three minutes per side. Transfer fritters to paper towel and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately.

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