These beignets with strawberries are fluffy doughnuts sprinkled with powdered sugar and dressed with sliced strawberries and a strawberry Chambord sauce. This is a simple yet elegant dessert that also makes tasty brunch food.
Café Du Monde Style Beignets
I can’t help but think about beignets when I am reminded of New Orleans. It seems as though every visitor makes a stop at Café Du Monde to get an order of these hot yeasty square doughnuts that are sprinkled heavily with powdered sugar. An order consists of three doughnuts, and for a party of three, it seems that is a perfect number. But in reality, once everyone has the first bite, three is never enough because someone always wants another doughnut, and the ordering starts again.
Boxed Mix vs. Homemade
Café Du Monde has a boxed mix that you can order online; however, it is just as easy to make these doughnuts from ingredients in your pantry.
Assembling Beignets with Strawberries
My version of Café Du Monde beignets begins with the same famous doughnuts sprinkled with powdered sugar. However, I stack them with strawberries, Chambord sauce, and whipped cream.
Chambord Sauce on Beignets with Strawberries
What is Chambord? It is a black raspberry liqueur if you aren’t familiar with it. This recipe uses it to make a sauce for this dessert. However, making the Chambord sauce is a step you can skip, but once you taste this strawberry sauce, you will definitely think it is worth making.
Another Option for Chambord Sauce
If you prefer not to make the Chambord sauce, sprinkle a little sugar on the cut-up strawberries and let them sit for 10-20 minutes. The sugar will extract juice from the berries, and you can use it as a sauce.
Eat the Beignets While They are Warm
You should cut up the strawberries and have the Chambord sauce ready before you fry the beignets because this dessert is best eaten when the beignets are warm! And if you turn your back too long, all the beignets might be eaten before you can use them for this dessert!
You might try other berries with this dessert, such as blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. Because Chambord is a fruit-infused liqueur, the sauce recipe will work with berries other than strawberries.
Other Strawberry Recipes You Might Like
- Strawberry Glazed Pie
- Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie
- Strawberry Almond Trifle
- Red, White & Blue Strawberry Pie
- Strawberry Vinaigrette
- Strawberry Tart