If you've never had a beignet, then you must try one immediately. To me they are part doughnut and part funnel cake. The dough is not overly sweet, but it is fried and then sprinkled — or in some cases, dumped — into lots of powdered sugar.
My hubby traveled to New Orleans recently and brought me back a box of beignet mix from the popular Café du Monde, which is famous for its beignets.
And although they are so yummy plain, I wanted to experiment with a little pumpkin flavor for the fall season, because we must pumpkin-up all things. To begin with, these beignets have pumpkin in the dough.
They are pumpkin shaped (I used a pumpkin cookie cutter!).
And as a surprise, pumpkin spice pudding is injected inside them.
Finally, they are generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Whatever you do, please don't forget the powdered sugar!
Beignets are the famous little doughnuts sprinkled with lots and lots of powdered sugar and super popular in New Orleans. For a fall twist, I used pumpkin in the dough and filling, as well as shaped them like little pumpkins. You can skip cutting them into pumpkin shapes to save some time — they will still be just as delicious.
Prep time: 45 minutes I Cook time: 15 minutes l Total time: 1 hour
For the beignets
For the filling
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