Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pumpkin Churros

Are you sick of pumpkin yet?

Because I'm not. My goal is to blog one pumpkin recipe per week until the beginning of November... THEN you might be sick of pumpkin!!

Or if you are anything like me, probably not!

And not only is pumpkin delicious, but mix it with melted butter, fry it and coat with cinnamon sugar and you have the REAL DEAL.

I introduce, pumpkin churros...

You're welcome.

Churro Dough:
(give or take 5,00 churros... jk! but it makes a lot)
adapted from bakergirl

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
12 Tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
4 eggs

vegetable oil for frying

On a small plate, combine the sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.

Heat the water, pumpkin, vanilla and butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Cook until everything is combined, smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and quickly stir in your flour mixture. Place this back over low heat and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
Remove from heat and working quickly, incorporate one egg at a time.Mixture will be smooth and sticky.
Spoon into a piping bag with a large star tip. I used a 1 inch tip, bigger would always be better!
In a pot, add in your oil to measure 2 inches up the sides. Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
Gently pipe dough into the hot oil, snipping the ends.
Or if you like the circle shape, pipe a wreath shaped churro onto a spoon and gently drop into the hot oil. Turn the heat down and fry the churros at 325 degrees, adjusting when need be to keep the oil at this temp.Fry about 2-3 minutes per side until golden and cooked through. (You might want to test a couple first.)
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, gently pat dry and place warm churros into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Let cool slightly ( I advise not shoving the hot churros into your mouth right away. It's hot inside of those puppy's and you might burn the roof of your mouth. Not that I would know...)

Best enjoyed warm and the day you make them!!



  1. I think it's a wonderful idea to make pumpkin-churros.
    In my country it's not common at all(!) to bake with pumpkin so i'm actually thrilled to find more and more recipes with pumpkin

  2. You could do a pumpkin recipe every day and it would be fine with me :) Never get tired of pumpkin. Your churros look magnificent!

  3. How genius to put pumpkin in the churro. LOVE IT!

  4. Love churro's and I printed your recipe last week :) This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful weekend