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Pumpkin Funnel Cakes

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

30 m servings 542
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 25.1 71.6 9 51 649 Full nutrition

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These funnel cakes were absolutely out-of-this-world delicious! I happen to love pumpkin pie, so I pretty much figured I would enjoy this recipe. Imagine my surprise when my hubby, who totally h...

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I have made funnel cake a lot and this was more cake like in consistency than most funnel cakes. Because of how cake like it is I found it absorbed a lot of oil which made it heavy. Will not mak...

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These funnel cakes were absolutely out-of-this-world delicious! I happen to love pumpkin pie, so I pretty much figured I would enjoy this recipe. Imagine my surprise when my hubby, who totally h...

Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly, except I made my own pumpkin pie spice (a little extra cinnamon, scant 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger, some fresh grated nutmeg). I couldn't get it to...

I have made funnel cake a lot and this was more cake like in consistency than most funnel cakes. Because of how cake like it is I found it absorbed a lot of oil which made it heavy. Will not mak...

Gosh these were good! I dropped them by spoonfulls, trying to make a ball, and used them for our Halloween Party and called them Boo Balls (Ghost Testicles) They were a hit!

I had several extra cans of pumpkin left over and was looking to do something different and kid friendly and I couldnt have picked a better recipe! This was the first time I ever made funnel cak...

These were the best funnel cakes ever! My brother couldn't stop eating them and we kept beggin' my Mom to make more and she finally did. We chowed them down.....thank you so much for giving my ...

WOW! We liked these. New twist on a funnel cake. If you like pumpkin pie etc. you will love these.

This recipe was great. I made them at our halloween party. They MUST be made to order. If you eat them as soon as they come out of the fryer they are fluffy and the perfect texture you would exp...

YUM! My family loved this! It was just like what we had at the Harvest Festival! Thank you for a new family treat!