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pumpkin beignets

Pumpkin Beignets

Victoria
A Disney classic, these pumpkin beignets are New Orleans style fried dough squares, but you can also shape them like Mickey for a fun Disney twist.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rising Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French, Louisiana, New Orleans
Servings 20 beignets
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Beignets:

  • 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water 105ºF
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 a beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Maple Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • To make the pumpkin beignets: Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour, pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy cream, hot water, egg, shortening, salt, and yeast mixture in a large bowl. Mix dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest in bowl, covered with a clean kitchen towel, 30 minutes.
  • Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Pat to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch squares (or use a floured Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter to cut the dough). Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side.
  • Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.
  • To make the maple glaze: Combine butter and maple syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until butter melts. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle warm beignets with maple glaze and serve immediately.

Notes & Nutrition

Adapted from Club 33 at Disneyland Park
Servings 20.0 * calories 113 * Total Fat 5 g * Saturated Fat 1 g * Monounsaturated Fat 1 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 9 mg * Sodium 33 mg * Potassium 6 mg * Total Carbohydrate 15 g * Dietary Fiber 1 g * Sugars 6 g * Protein 1 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*