Pumpkin Beignet Recipe

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Katrina Published: July 5, 2021
Pumpkin Beignet Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Beignet

Indulge yourself in this pumpkin beignet for a fall twist of the New Orleans treats! They’re made with pumpkin puree, paired with a vanilla caramel sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¾cupwarm water,(110 degrees F)
  • 1tspactive dry yeast
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1egg,whisked
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1dashpumpkin pie spice
  • ¼cuppumpkin puree
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspshortening
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 4cupsoil,for frying
  • ¾cuppowdered sugar
  • 3tbsppumpkin pie spice

For Cinnamon Vanilla Caramel Sauce:

  • 1cupsugar
  • 5tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • ¾cupheavy whipping cream
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1dashsalt

Instructions

  1. Add warm water to a small bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top and stir to dissolve. Allow the yeast to activate for about 5 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the sugar, egg, salt, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, heavy cream, and shortening. Mix to combine.

  3. Pour in the activated yeast and mix.

  4. Add the flour to the mix. Use the dough hook attachment on a stand mixer and mix on medium speed until all of the ingredients are combined and dough is smooth but still slightly sticky.

  5. Form a ball with the dough and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour.

  6. Use a deep-sided heavy pot and add 3-inches of vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high heat until oil reaches between 360 to 370 degrees F.

  7. While oil is heating up, combine powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice and place in sifter.

  8. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is ½-inch thick. Cut into 2½-inch squares.

  9. Working in batches, fry the beignets for about 1 minute on each side until golden brown.

  10. Use tongs to remove the beignets from the hot oil. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. While the beignets are still warm, dust them completely with powdered sugar-pumpkin pie spice mix.

Cinnamon Vanilla Caramel Sauce:

  1. Grab all the sauce ingredients and place them on the stove.

  2. Add sugar to a medium pot and start cooking on low-medium heat. Stir constantly and slowly until sugar becomes liquid and a light amber color. Cook for an additional 6 to 9 minutes until its a true amber color.

  3. Add butter and stir until melted. Slowly add the heavy cream, stirring the entire time.

  4. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon, vanilla and dash of salt. Stir and whisk until smooth. Sauce will thicken up as it cools.

  5. Serve immediately with beignets.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 691.04kcal
  • Fat: 59.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 33.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.75g
  • Fiber: 0.98g
  • Sugar: 19.50g
  • Protein: 3.19g
  • Cholesterol: 40.01mg
  • Sodium: 85.27mg
  • Calcium: 25.84mg
  • Potassium: 57.56mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 125.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.47mg
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