Pumpkin Spice Beignets with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Pumpkin Spice Beignets with Salted Caramel Drizzle are the fluffy pumpkin breakfast you’ve been looking forward to all summer long. These melt-in-your-mouth beignets are topped with a decadent salted caramel sauce so you can go ahead and treat yo’self. 

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Oh hiiiii there… I made you breakfast this morning, and I’m pretty dang sure you’re gonna want in on this.

It’s pumpkin spice everything season and even though I’m not a PSL junkie, I do love my pumpkin spice fix right about now. You all know what I’m talking about – you wait for it all summer long so when September rolls around, you are READY.

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Now I’ve never been to New Orleans to have the most amazing beignets in the entire world, but there is a place here in Denver called Lucile’s that I’ll hit if I really want to treat myself to an epic brunch. Their beignets are these light, fluffy pillows of magic that you literally cannot stop shoveling them into your mouth.

So I had to make some at home, but instead of the the regular beignets, I wanted something that would send me right into fall mode. The leaves might not be turning yet, but if PSLs are being served at Starbucks, that means only one thing…

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All the pumpkin spice things!

They melt in your mouth with every bite, and have just the right amount of sweetness to start your day off right. Then I went ahead and drizzled some salted caramel over all of it, because why not? The salted caramel gives just the right contrast to the sweetness in the beignets…It’s everything you could ever want to wake up to on a September morning.

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Just so YES.

It’s time to start putting on that extra holiday weight early… isn’t it?

Now pass the coffee and let’s pretend like today isn’t Tuesday.

Pumpkin Spice Beignets with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Total Time:30 minutes

Pumpkin spice and everything nice goes into these insanely addictive fluffy beignets! The sauce on top just makes them totally swoon-worthy.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tsp rapid rise yeast
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Canola oil

Salted Caramel Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Confectioners’ Sugar

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk until it begins to simmer. Stir in buttermilk and pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir in year and sugar, let rest 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, salt and spices to the bowl. Mix on low until the dough comes together, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour.
  3. In a deep, heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 inches of canola oil to 375 degrees.
  4. Turn out dough on a floured, flat work surface. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares.
  5. Working in batches, fry the beignets in groups of 4 or so, cooking until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted metal spoon to a paper-towel lined baking sheet.
  6. To make the caramel sauce, heat sugar for the caramel in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once it becomes a liquid and turns amber in color, add butter, stirring carefully until melted as it will bubble up! Gently add heavy cream, stirring constantly carefully (it’ll bubble up again!). Allow to boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat.
  7. Stir in the salt and cool slightly before using.
When ready to serve, dust with confectioners’ sugar and drizzle over salted caramel.
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6 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Beignets with Salted Caramel Drizzle”

  1. Jamie Joyner — September 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm (#)

    I hate pumpkin spice season. I hate pumpkin spice everything really…. but I am damn tempted to make these babies this weekend. I mean, fried bread. Nuff said Lol

    • Meghan B. — September 15, 2016 at 9:10 am (#)

      Give into temptation… ;)

  2. Lizzie — September 14, 2016 at 11:56 am (#)

    If our cat Eleanor were a pastry, this would be it …..

    • Meghan B. — September 15, 2016 at 9:11 am (#)

      I’m pretty sure your cat and I would be besties ;)

  3. Judy Jewell — October 17, 2016 at 11:02 pm (#)

    I keep buttermilk powder in my pantry because we don’t use it often.  I follow directions for the amount needed but add the powder to dry ingredients and water to wet and continue as directed.

    • Meghan B. — October 18, 2016 at 9:34 am (#)

      What a smart idea!!