Meyer Lemon Lavender Pear Fritter

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Since its Fri-Yay and Street Vegan has hit the shelves I’ve been dying to share this recipe since taking the Cinnamon Snail vegan doughnut workshop (also find more recipes) back in 2012!

It brings a smile to myself to share just HOW amazing these Meyer Lemon lavender Pear Fritters are!


As many of you know, the famous Cinnamon Snail food truck left the streets of the NYC a few months ago and only do pop ups every so often at local events promoting the plant based lifestyle. (So if you missed the train on that, my sincere condolences)


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Why this Lemon Meyer Lavender Doughnut is amazing!!


This still remains to be my favorite vegan sweet offered by the Cinnamon Snail! I’ve never even seen it on the truck before, but next time I do I’m stocking up!! (still never did even when it retired)


So in actuality this isn’t a “Doughnut”, but a a “Fritter”. I’m not quite sure on the difference besides the esthetic and that these had warm fresh fruit wrapped inside, but WOW!! AMAZING!! (thinking about this fritter makes me crave one)


I love fruit forward desserts, and I LOVE LEMON!! The glaze that was created for this doughnut was in my opinion the best of the best as well!! I dipped all the doughnuts into this particular glaze and it was magnificent!! Sadly, I wish I could have taken part in this one being made but I was assisting w 






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Lavender Pears:

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dry lavender flours
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp sucanat



Cut the pears in half and remove the seeds and stem. Slice the pears into 1/4 inch thick slices. In a saute pan. Warm the the extra virgin olive oil over a medium flame. Add the pears, lavender, lemon juice, and susucanat to the pan. Stir the contents of the pan over while it cooks for about 2 minutes, until the pears soften a little and the sugar dissolves. Removed the pears from the pan and chill them if you are not completing the rest of this recipe immediately.


Meyer Lemon Glaze:

  • 22 c confectioners sugar
  • 2 1/2 c soymilk
  • 1/3 c Meyer Lemon Puree
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract



In a small stand mixer with a whip attachment, beat the glaze ingredients together until smooth.


Fritter Batter:

Sift or whisk the dry ingredients together, placing them in a med. size mixing bowl. From a crater in the surface of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Whisk together the ingredients until smooth batter forms. Heat a fryer or pan with 3 inches of frying oil to 360 degrees F. Fold the pears into the batter and drop fritters 1/4 c of batter at a time into the hot oil. Flip after about 2 minutes and fry for an additional 2 minutes. Check the first fritter with a knife to be sure the internal batter has cooked thoroughly. Adjust the frying time if necessary. Cool the fritters and submerge in the lemon glaze. Allow the glaze to set. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve. ( we used lemon zest)



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