Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

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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Ingredients

Churros:
1
cup Honeycrisp apple, peeled and shredded
1
cup water
6
Tbsp. butter
2
Tbsp. granulated sugar
1
tsp. pure vanilla extract
1
cup all-purpose flour
1
tsp. kosher salt
2
large eggs
Oil for frying
Apple Cinnamon Sugar:
1/2
cup sugar
2
Tbsp. cinnamon
1
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1
tsp. allspice
Caramel Sauce:
optional

Directions

Churros:

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.