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Pumpkin Fritters

These Pumpkin Fritters with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze are the perfect treat to enjoy the seasonal pumpkin flavors. Great for a fall breakfast, brunch, or a simple dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dough, easy doughnut recipes, fritters, pumpkin, pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 fritters
Calories 134kcal

Ingredients

For the Fritters

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp bourbon more or less to taste
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milt optional, if you want to thin the glaze more

Instructions

For the Fritters

  • Add about 2 inches of vegetable oil to a sauce pan and heat-up over medium heat. Place a few sheets of paper towels on a large plate or baking sheet to drain excess oil from fritters.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Using a larger bowl, add the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, whisk the mixture until it is thoroughly combined.
  • Begin adding the flour mixture, half at a time, into the pumpkin mixture. Stir it together until it is fully combined. Batter should be on the thick side.
  • Use a tablespoon, or a small cookie scoop to add the fritter mixture to the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan, depending on the size, add 3-4 fritters at a time.
  • Cook fritter for 2-3 minutes and use a slatted spoon to gently turn it over. Cook an additional 3 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Remove them from the oil and place them on the paper towels to drain excess oil.

For the Glaze

  • While fritters are frying, use a medium size bowl and add all ingredients, excluding the milk.
  • Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix the glaze until it is thoroughly combined.
  • If the glaze is too thick, slowly whisk in a teaspoon of milk at a time- until desired consistency is achieved.

Notes

If you have any leftover (because they are that good), you can easily reheat them in the oven. Simply place them on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven on low-broil mode for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg