We’re loving award-winning cookbook author Jenny McCoy’s new dessert cookbook, Desserts For Every Season, which highlights the sweeter sides of seasonal fruit. When a famed pastry chef develops recipes for some of the nation’s top restaurants, we’re going to need her cookbook. First up, simple Asian pear fritters you can dress up however you like (but we’re going straight for the vanilla ice cream).

When creating this recipe, I knew I wanted something light and crisp, so I used a classic tempura-style beer batter to achieve that result. It pairs nicely with fragrant roasted Asian pears and cinnamon-sugar.

Reprinted with permission from Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season