Beignets with Butterscotch Sauce are tasty morsels of fried dough with an incredible dipping sauce and powerful flavor. A true Cajun treat from New Orleans.
Beignets with Butterscotch Sauce

Beignets with Butterscotch Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 6
  • 1/4 Cup water, warm (105 to 115 degrees F.)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 eggs,at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup butter,softened
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange rind, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Cups flour, all-purpose
  • vegetable oil
  • sugar, confectioners', sifted
Butterscotch Sauce:
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar, light
  • 1/4 Cup corn syrup, light
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 Cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Measure warm water into large warm bowl.
  2. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until softened.
  3. Add eggs, butter, sugar, orange rind, rum, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.
  4. Gradually mix in 3 1/2 cups flour until smooth.
  5. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead in remaining 1/2 cup flour until smooth.
  6. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface and divide in half.
  8. Roll out each half to 3/8-inch thickness; cut into 1 3/4-inch rounds.
  9. Cover; let stand 20 minutes.
  10. In large skillet, heat oil (1 inch deep) to 375 degrees F.
  11. Fry beignets 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides.
  12. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  13. Serve warm with Butterscotch Sauce.
  1. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in half-and-half and vanilla.
  4. Serve warm.

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