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Sweet Corn Beignets with Bacon-Sugar Dust Recipe

Sweet Corn Beignets with Bacon-Sugar Dust Recipe

Opposites attract deliciously in these irresistible beignets—crispy outside and soft and fluffy inside. Salty bacon sugar contrasts nicely with the sweet corn in the pastries.—Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the corn, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and 4-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine confectioners' sugar and bacon. Process until combined; set aside.
  • 4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into 2-in. squares.
  • 5. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry squares, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with bacon-sugar mixture. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: These beignets are best served the day they're made.

Nutritional Facts

1 beignet: 117 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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twogonz User ID: 7092996 196298
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"FANTASTIC! Something a little different, but we absolutely loved them!"

posipati User ID: 6297714 196528
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Simply cannot belive that anyone would muck up Beignets!"

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