Pumpkin Funnel Cakes

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After having this special treat at a Pennsylvania country fair I just had to try and recreate this for my family. I believe I came pretty close, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 quart oil for frying

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Pour the oil into a deep pot or deep skillet, and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl.

  3. Beat the egg, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and milk together in a large bowl until well blended. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Using your finger to close the opening, pour 1/2 cup batter into a funnel with a 1/2 inch wide spout. Release your finger, and drizzle the batter into the hot oil using a circular motion to make 4 to 6 inch circle, and then cross over the circle to make a spiral pattern. Cook until golden brown. Turn the cake over to cook the bottom side. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Cool 5 minutes, and dust generously with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Tips

Snip a corner from a heavy, resealable plastic bag to use in place of a funnel; fill with a small amount of batter and squeeze gently. Use a candy thermometer to check the oil temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

542 Calories
25g Fat
72g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 542
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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