Just for Halloween Time at Disneyland Park, guests can enjoy freshly made pumpkin beignets at New Orleans Cafe. The delicious Halloween treat is made fresh daily throughout the month of October at Disneyland Park. For those guests who cannot make it to Disneyland before Halloween Time is over, we are happy to share this unique recipe to be enjoyed at home.

Pumpkin Beignets
Central Bakery
Disneyland® Park

Makes 25 beignets

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 cup warm water
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons pumpkin extract (optional)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon dry instant yeast
Vegetable oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for coating

Combine pumpkin purée, sugar, cream, water, eggs, shortening, pumpkin extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk to combine. Add flour and yeast, stirring by hand to combine.

Mix dough with the dough hook attachment until it forms a ball around the hook; the dough may be a little sticky.

With floured hands, remove dough from hook and roll into a ball. Place dough in a clean bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Roll dough on a well-floured surface to 1/3-inch thickness. Cut into 25 squares. Cover with a clean dishtowel and set aside in a warm, draft-free area for 45 minutes.

Line a plate with paper towels; set aside.

Pour vegetable oil into a deep pot to a depth of 3 inches. Heat oil to 350°F.

Working in 2 or 3 batches, carefully drop dough into oil. Cook, turning frequently with a long-handled slotted spoon, until puffed and golden, about 3 minutes.

Remove beignets with a slotted spoon and transfer to the plate lined with paper towels. Lightly tent with foil to keep warm while remaining beignets cook.

Generously sprinkle powdered sugar on top of warm beignets; serve warm.


This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

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