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A beignet (pronounced /b?n?je?/ in English, /b????/ in French; French for “fried dough”) in the U.S. is a pastry made from deep-fried dough, much like a doughnut, and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, or frostings. Savory versions of beignets are also popular as an appetizer, with fillings such as maple or fruit preserves.
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