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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Apple Churros

Since the fair was right around the corner, we couldn’t resist combining our NC Fall apples with a fair favorite – the Churro!

Servings: 8
Cook Time: Prep Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 45 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: apples, eggs

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cup Honeycrisp apple, peeled and shredded
cup water
Tbsp. butter
Tbsp. granulated sugar
tsp. pure vanilla extract
cup all-purpose flour
tsp. kosher salt
large eggs
Oil for frying
Apple Cinnamon Sugar:
cup sugar
Tbsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
tsp. allspice
Caramel Sauce:



Shred apple and set aside on a paper towel or in a bowl to drain.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water, butter, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then add vanilla. Turn off heat and using a wooden spoon, stir in flour and salt. Stir until thickened, 30 seconds. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.

To cooled mixture, using a hand mixer, beat in eggs one at a time until combined. Press shredded apple with a paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Stir apple into dough mixture. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip (Wilton #2110 or 1M).

In a large pot over medium heat, add enough oil to come halfway up the sides and heat to 375°. Holding the piping bag a few inches above the oil, carefully pipe churros into 6″ long ropes. Use kitchen scissors to cut off dough from piping bag.

Fry until golden, 4 to 5 minutes, turning as necessary. Fry 3 to 4 churros at a time and let oil come back to 375° before each batch. Remove churros with a slotted spoon or tongs and immediately roll churros in apple cinnamon sugar mixture, then place on a cooling rack.

Serve apple churros with caramel dipping sauce.

Apple Cinnamon Sugar:

Stir to combine.



Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.