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Strawberries & Cream Beignets

Strawberries & Cream Beignets is a classic dessert made with simple cream and beignets that are so easy to make. Strawberry season has never tasted so good.
Servings: 6
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Strawberries & Cream

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 1 quart strawberries rinsed, hulled, and chopped

Beignets

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • frying oil
  • dusting confectioners’ sugar optional

Instructions

Strawberries & Cream

  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together sour cream, sugar, and Cool Whip until well combined and smooth. Fold in strawberries. Cover and set in the refrigerator to chill. While chilling, make beignets.
  • NOTE: I like to double the batch of strawberries and cream, my kids love it that much.

Beignets

  • In a medium sauce pan mix water and butter until melted. Stir in salt and flour until the batter starts to come together. Don't worry, it will be sticky. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Continue to beat in all 4 eggs until the batter is smooth.
  • In a heavy pot add oil until it is about 2- inches deep. Heat over medium-high heat until oil reaches 375 degrees. I used a heavy bottomed skillet.
  • Using a cookie dough scooper or tablespoon measuring spoon, add a scoop of dough and fry it for 1-2 minutes on one side or until dough is a light golden brown the gently flip over the dough to fry the other side. Each side should take 2-3 minutes. NOTE you can fry more than one at a time, I do them in batches of 5-6.
  • Remove fried dough from the pan and allow to drain off grease on a paper towel or cake cooling rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
  • Continue with remaining dough until all of the beignets are made.
  • Remove strawberries and cream from the refrigerator, add a scoop (or two) to the bottom of a bowl, top with 1-2 beignets, fresh strawberries, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 93.1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2.2mg