Monday, November 30, 2009

Pear Fritters




I'm back from the beach and it was definitely a much needed mini vacation! We love going to Chincoteague Island because it is just so laid back. Nice little sleepy town with some really nice shops and a movie theatre that is reminiscent of the 1970's. Not a multiplex. We saw New Moon there and boy was that good. I think I've mentioned that I'm a Twilight fan. Very good movie! My husband and I have been seriously thinking of some day moving to the Island. I grew up on Long Island, NY so I would love to be near the water again. I've never gotten used to living far from the ocean and even though where we live now is several hours away, that is too far for me.




Anyhow, this dish was another husband request and it was really good. Of course, it's from Paula Deen! He just loves her recipes! This one is another winner. Simple, delicious, fattening but there is some fruit in this so maybe it's not all bad! I would recommend trying it. I never made any type of fritter before and it's so easy!




Pear Fritters




1/2 cup milk


1 egg, slightly beaten


2 teaspoons sugar


1 teaspoon cinnamon


1 cup sour cream


1 cup self rising flour


2 peeled and cored pears


Vegetable oil, for frying


Vanilla ice cream, optional


Confectioners' sugar, optional


Maple syrup, optional (I did not use any)




Whisk together milk, egg, sugar, cinnamon and sour cream. Add flour. Set aside.


Slice the cored pears into rings. Heat the oil in skillet. Dip rings into batter and place in hot oil.


Fry until golden brown.


Top with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.






31 comments:

George Gaston said...

Debbie, a fritter by any name is good, but using the distinct flavor of pears is absolutely delicious. Great recipe! Many thanks...

Bridgett said...

My husband would absolutely love these little pear fritters. It is actually making my mouth water as well, yum! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Palidor said...

Looks very tasty, especially with the scoop of ice cream. Nice change from apple fritters.

Joanne said...

I'm so glad to hear you had a fun mini-vacation! My parents have always wanted to move to LI actually. Maybe when they retire...

This dessert looks fabulous!

Cassie said...

I'm so glad you had a nice holiday weekend! And oh man, those fritters are right up my alley. I love pears!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

My husband is all about apple fritters, but I bet I could twist his arm and he'd try pear fritters. They look delicious! I'm going to New Moon on Friday with my daughter - yeah!

teresa said...

what a great weekend, we loved new moon too! these pear fritters look incredible, i love anything paula makes!

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a fun weekend.. Those pear fritters sound delicious. And you make it sound so simple, a must try..

Katy ~ said...

You made these sound so easy that I think I could make this. And pears..YUM YUM. We don't use pears enough so it's good to see them in a recipe. Thank you so much!

Cheryl said...

So glad you enjoyed your vacation! My husband travels so much on vacation he wants to stay home! I am seeing New Moon on Wednesday!

Pear Fritters, I love the idea, deep fried pear slices, how can you go wrong wiht that!

Mary said...

If it contains vitamin C it isn't fattening :-). Your fritters sound just wonderful. Pear is such a unique flavor and I love it. Ergo, I know I'll love your recipe.

Pam said...

The fritters look outstanding! I haven't had one for so long - it's time I have them again.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Welcome back! My family loves pears. Thanks for sharing such a great dish!

Jenn said...

I love fruit fritters. This would be a great dessert right about now. Yum!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look great! I'm so jealous that you got to see New Moon. I have been wanting to see it:)

Elra said...

OMG, I made apple fritters, but never pear. What a fantastic idea.

Katherine Aucoin said...

My husband and I would fight over these and of course i would win - lol! I am bookmarking these!

You and your family are in my prayers, i was sorry to read about your uncle, Debbie.

Congrats on your 200th post and how did i know you would post something with bananas in it! =)

Who Dat!

Word verification - coffee - how appropriate huh?

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pears in desserts! Those look lovely!

Monica H said...

Your husband just cracks me up with his requests :-)

I bet apples would be delicious here then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar- mmmm!

girlichef said...

What an awesome idea...these look and sound so good. I've been craving fried foods lately, too...dangerous! ;)

5 Star Foodie said...

The pear fritters sound absolutely scrumptious!

appropriated.muffin said...

gotta love those paula deen recipes! :)
thanks for visiting my blog! i already booked marked a few of your recipes to try... mmmmm! can't wait!

Mags said...

I've never made fritters before either and this looks like a great recipe for my first time! Nice blog you have here.... thanks for stopping by mine!

hannah | honey & jam said...

Mmm, those look delish!

megan said...

These look great! I never thought to try pear fritters. i love pears :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Debbie how could one go wrong with "pear fritters"?! And your blog name makes me laugh because my husband always says, "Mocha me" when he wants to go out for coffee. I have to show him your blog.

It sounds like you have a great time.

Laura

Barbara Bakes said...

My kids would love this for breakfast without the ice cream. Well they'd love it with the ice cream for breakfast too!

Kerstin said...

I'm glad you had such a nice relaxing vacation!

Your fritters look amazing!

Sophie said...

I am glad that you had a fab time on your little break!!


The pear friiters look excellent!! We call this in Belgium: pear Beignets!

Ingrid said...

Hmmm, I've never made any kind of fritter. I'm not certain I've even eaten one. I'm gonna have to give this a try.
~ingrid

Aggie said...

oh how I love fritters! These look great! I can't wait to see New Moon.