Pineapple Fritters

Crispy pineapple fritters will add unexpected sweetness to brunch.

Serves: 12 Save

Ingredients (16)

  • Biscuit dough:
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Filling:
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained, juice reserved
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in buttermilk until a shaggy dough forms. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes.
  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll to a thickness of a 1/8 inch. Cut in 4-inch circles. Stretch or pat as thin as possible. Spoon about 1 tablespoon pineapple onto half of each circle; spoon about 1/2 teaspoon butter on top of pineapple; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Fold dough over to close and pinch seam.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening in a large nonstick skillet. When hot, fry fritters, a few at a time, until golden brown and crispy, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel lined baking sheet and keep warm in a 200F oven. Add more shortening to pan as needed and fry remaining fritters.
  4. To prepare sauce, mix cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice in a small saucepan. When smooth, add butter and salt, and cook over medium heat until butter melts and sauce thickens slightly. Serve with fritters. Makes about 12 fritters.

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