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ZZ Pumpkin Beignets (Disney's Club 33)

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Recipe Credit: Disney Club 33
Photo Credit: Disney Club 33

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Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Beignets
  • 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • Maple Glaze
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Details

Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from d23.com

Preparation

Step 1

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, and salt in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. 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. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Heat three 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.

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.

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