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MacKintosh's Caramel Apple Beignets

These delicious doughy treats get their name from the French term for “fritter”. This doughnut pastry is best served warm and offers 16 fresh and easy to make beignets sure to please your friends and family. Dotted with chopped Mackintosh toffee bits and dried apple and dusted with cinnamon sugar, these beignets will be perfect as a holiday treat.

Prep time: 25 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 110 mins.
Servings: 16 Beignets

What you need

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
2 tsp (10 mL) quick-rise instant yeast
1 tsp (1 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried apple
finely chopped
1 (45 g) Mackintosh Toffee Bar
finely chopped
1 egg
1/2 cup (125 mL) evaporated milk
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
melted
Vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
1/2 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon

How to prepare

Instructions

1

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until combined; add dried apple and toffee pieces, tossing until well combined. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk and butter; stir into flour mixture until dough starts to form.

2

Turn out dough onto lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth. Transfer to lightly oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in volume.

3

On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick square or rectangle. Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares.

4

Fill large high-sided skillet with enough oil to come 2 inches (5 cm) up side of pan. Heat over medium heat until oil reaches 375°F (190°C). Deep-fry beignets, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate.

5

Whisk together icing sugar and cinnamon; dust over beignets. Serve warm.

Tips

For gluten-free beignets

Substitute 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour blend for all-purpose flour.

Nutrition information

Amount
% DV
Calories
460.76
23
%
Protein
2.82g
2
%
Cholesterol
21.05mg
Carbohydrates
16.88g
14
%
Sugars
7.35g
Fiber
1.55g
Sodium
58.14mg
Fats
43.58g
84
%
Saturated Fats
7.3g
Dessert
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