Pumpkin Beignets


by: A Taste of Koko

Soft, warm pillowy goodness covered with a flurry of powdered sugar. If you’ve never had a beignet, you’ve been missing out on life.


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serves: 8

1/2 cup half & half

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp butter, room temperature

1 egg, beaten

1 package yeast

1/4 cup water, warm

1/2 cup water, cold

3 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

Canola oil for deep frying

Confectioners' sugar for serving

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Beignets

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 305

  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.9 mg
  • Sodium: 272.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  •     Sugars: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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1.  Sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup warm water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve and let stand for 5 minutes.

2.  Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine half & half, pumpkin puree granulated sugar, butter, and egg.

3.  Add 1/2 cup cold water and mix.

4.  Incorporate the yeast mixture.

5.  Add 3 cups of all purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

6.  Slowly mix until a dough forms and remove from the mixer.

7.  Dust work area with flour and knead the dough until smooth and soft. Shape into a ball.

8.  Lightly grease a bowl and add the dough. Cover with a cheese cloth. Allow the dough to rise in a warm spot until it doubles in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

9.  Bring a pot of oil to 180*C with a dept of at least 3 inches (7.5cm) into a deep, heavy saucepan.

10.  Using an ice cream scoop, create 2 inch balls of dough. I like OXO's trigger ice cream scoop.

11.  Use a metal spatula to carefully lower a few of beignets into the hot oil. Be sure not to crowd the pan.

12.  Deep-fry the beignets, turning often, until puffed and golden brown, around 3 minutes.

13.  Allow beignets to drain on paper towels.

14.  Generously dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve at once.

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Helen L


these look great

Floren Girl