Versatile canned pumpkin is the secret to loads of favorite autumn and holiday recipes like Mr. Food's to-die-for Pumpkin Doughnut Holes.
These easy fritter-like treats cook up fast in a skillet. They're awesome served warm, topped with confectioners' sugar.
Yields: 2 dozen
Cooking Time: 30 min
2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium heat until hot.
2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except confectioners' sugar; mix well.
3. Drop pumpkin batter by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry 2 minutes or until golden, turning at least once. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter. Roll doughnut holes in confectioners' sugar; serve warm.
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