Pear Doughnuts with Blueberry Glaze // Pear and Blueberry Donut

I wanted to bake something fruity, summery, and colorful — but I also wanted donuts. To compromise, I came up with this idea for pear doughnuts with blueberry glaze. All it takes is one ripe pear for sunny orchard flavor, a bunch of blueberries, and 15 minutes of kitchen time! // Pear and Blueberry Doughnuts

Pear Doughnuts with Blueberry Glaze

  • Baked Doughnuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, seeds discarded, pureed
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Butter for greasing
  • Doughnut pan (like this one)
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, grease the doughnut pan with butter.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in milk, sugar, egg, oil, and pureed pear. Combine thoroughly.

3. Fill a pastry bag with the batter (or use a zippered plastic bag and cut one of the bottom corner tips off with scissors before piping) and fill each doughnut pan mold two-thirds full.

4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the doughnuts on a rack for at least 20 minutes.

5. Prepare the glaze: In a blender combine blueberries with confectioners sugar. Add more or less sugar depending on how thick you want the glaze.

6. Dip each doughnut into the blueberry glaze, place on a cooling rack above a tray or parchment paper, and allow at least 20 minutes for the glaze to set. // Pear Doughnuts with Blueberry Glaze