Beignets with Blackberry Dipping Sauce

Beignets with Blackberry dipping sauce

Photo Credit: Polka Dotted Blue Jay

Just as promised, from my previous post, I am sharing with you a sugar-filled beignet recipe. If you missed my post on my, healthier version of Jambalaya with Riced Cauliflower, I mentioned that my husband and I will be traveling to New Orleans soon. My husband will be there for business, but I will be there to try to find all the beignets! Before trying this recipe the other day I had never had a beignet(I know such a sad life I lead). My Jambalaya recipe was my own, but I was not about to even try to come up with my own beignet recipe. I searched Pinterest and decided to use this recipe from Dessert for Two. I loved that it was just a small batch because I have no self control and the smaller amount of desserts left unattended around me the better!If you are a newbie like me, Beignets should be pillow-like. When you fry them they pop up and that is where all the magic happens. The taste reminds me of funnel cakes, which is a good thing!

 

I decided to make a dipping sauce to go along with the beignets. These fried beauties really don’t need any more help, but I was feeling fancy and decided to make my own blackberry sauce. Let me know if you have ever been to New Orleans and where the best place to get beignets is!

 

Beignets with Blackberry Sauce

 

blackberry sauce

Photo Credit: Polka Dotted Blue Jay

Blackberry Sauce
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Blackberry Sauce

Course Dessert
Author Summer Gieser

Ingredients

  • 1 6 oz package blackberries
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine blackberries and sugar into saucepan. Heat mixture at medium heat until sugar begins to draw out the juice of the blackberries(about 2-3 minutes). At this point take a potato masher or fork and smash the berries until desired consistency. Next, in a separate small bowl, add the cornstarch and lemon juice together and mix until well combined. Add mixture to blackberries and bring to boil. Stir, after two minutes remove from heat and enjoy!

 

 

Summer

5 thoughts on “Beignets with Blackberry Dipping Sauce

  1. Those beignets look so light and fluffy! I can’t believe you have never had them before. East a dozen for me in New Orleans!

  2. Yes, I’ve been to New Orleans several times….we have beignets at the “Cafe Du Monde” in the French Quarter….they are amazing! Yours looks perfect and to have blackberry sauce to dip them in would be incredible!!!!!!! I must try! So glad you will feeling “fancy”! Sharon

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