Baked Spiced Pear Donuts With Vanilla Glaze

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
8 servings
25 min

Summer is still in full force here in Minnesota. Yesterday we had temperatures in the upper 80’s and some pretty heavy thunderstorms blew in late last night.

And although I’m still very much enjoying summer, I won’t deny that I’m getting excited about fall as well!

It truly is my favorite season.

So I thought I would combine a little bit of late summer and a little bit of fall into one VERY delicious recipe and share it with you all today!

Pears have definitely been in great abundance at our local grocery this year.

Unfortunately, pears are one of those fruits that I’m just not a big fan of for baking. Oftentimes they are not very ripe when I buy them. And by the time they have ripened enough to have any flavor at all, they are actually too ripe to bake with.

Baked Spiced Pear Donuts With Vanilla Glaze
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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For the Donuts
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pear peeled, cored, and diced
For the Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375,
Grease the donut pan and set it aside.
Combine the dry ingredients for the donuts in a large mixing bowl.
Add in the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Stir until combined.
Fold in the pear.
Scoop batter into a pastry bag. Fill the donut pan 3/4 full with batter. Smooth tops with the back of a teaspoon.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the donuts from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Remove the donuts from the pan and place them on a baking rack to cool.
Meanwhile, combine ingredients for the glaze in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and sprinkle with more cinnamon.
Store the donuts in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or freeze.
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