Cream Cheese Fritters, English Summer Maple Cherries…

Cream cheese fritters, English summer maple cherries. It’s officially summer ­– the season to enjoy fresh summer fruit, al fresco dining and BBQs in the garden.

Today I have a guest post : pure maple syrup from Quebec.

With English cherries at the height of their season this month, we’ve created a recipe to showcase them in all their glory.

Our cream cheese fritters with English summer cherries and pure maple syrup from Quebec make a lovely breakfast, brunch or dessert.

The delicate creaminess of the cheese offsets the rich sweetness of the cherries and maple syrup to create a light yet indulgent summer treat.

Ingredients

For the fritters:

  • 200g cream cheese
  • 250g cottage cheese, well drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 40g maple sugar
  • 40g chopped raisins
  • Grated lemon zest
  • 75g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


For the cherries and maple syrup:

  • 175ml pure maple syrup from Quebec
  • 200g fresh cherries
  • 1 lemon, squeezed for juice

Method:

  1. Place cream cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Beat until smooth. Stir in raisins and lemon zest.
  3. Sieve flour and combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for four hours, or overnight.
  5. Roll into balls with excess flour, flatten into disks.
  6. Place on baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  7. Melt butter and oil in frying pan and cook fritters for 2 minutes each side until golden brown.
  8. Keep warm in low oven.
  9. Heat maple syrup, lemon juice, cherries and 1 tbsp of water in a pan until cherries become soft.
  10. Serve the fritters warm with cherries.
  11. Any fresh of preserved fruit can be used. All seasonal fruits can be used e.g. poached pears and pineapple would be a good alternative.

About this post:


This is a guest post : pure maple syrup from Quebec. No Payment was received.

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39 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    August 2, 2016 / 10:03 am

    They look delightful!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:26 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    August 2, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I love summer cherries. These fritters look so good!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:26 am

      Me to Heather 🙂

  3. Cascia Talbert
    August 2, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:27 am

      Thanks Cascia 🙂

  4. Stressed Mum
    August 3, 2016 / 10:10 am

    These look and sound amazng x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:31 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Camelia Natalia Style
    August 3, 2016 / 10:59 am

    wow! I wish I could try it or know how to cook! haha x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:34 am

      Hehe, thanks Camelia 🙂

  6. Jayne SMABL
    August 3, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Oh my days they look amazing, could just eat one now 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Thanks Jayne 🙂

  7. PinkOddy
    August 3, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I just wish I had the ingredients here right now to make it – looks delicious. Thank you for the mehod and inspiration.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 4, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Thanks for stopping by Joy 🙂

  8. Alina Ghost
    August 4, 2016 / 6:27 am

    Lovely. Reminds me of our Russian pancakes but instead of cherries e have it with Crem freche – delish x home and DIY blogger<a>

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:43 am

      Thanks for the comment Alina 🙂

  9. Winnie
    August 4, 2016 / 7:34 am

    O M G These are mouth-watering treats! They look sooooooooo GOOD !!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by Winnie 🙂

  10. Baby Isabella
    August 4, 2016 / 8:15 am

    My mouth is watering, haven't had brekkie yet! These look delicious! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Thank you Dawn 🙂

  11. ana de jesus
    August 4, 2016 / 9:32 am

    This looks like the very definition of heaven, I love cream cheese so I would love to try the fritters!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:49 am

      Thanks for the comment Ana 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Oh yum! I could just eat these…

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:52 am

      Ha!! Hope you get to try them!!

  13. Stella Olojola
    August 4, 2016 / 11:15 am

    These looks very tasty. I bet it was. Will be trying my hands on making these.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 5, 2016 / 5:54 am

      Thanks for stopping by Stella 🙂

  14. beautyqueenuk
    August 4, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Now these look incredible, I absolutely love fresh cherries x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 6, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Thanks for stopping by :):)

  15. Clairejustine oxox
    August 5, 2016 / 5:51 am

    Hehe, thanks for stopping by Keely 🙂

  16. newcastle familylife
    August 5, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    These look wonderful. I love fresh cherries x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 6, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  17. Kara Guppy
    August 5, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Oh yes please, look scrummy

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 6, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kara 🙂

  18. Culinary Envy
    August 22, 2016 / 11:37 am

    As soon as I convert these measurements, I am making these delicious looking fritters! YUM

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jess 🙂

  19. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    August 23, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Thanks Claire for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Julie 🙂

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