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Pumpkin Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Pumpkin Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce are sweet, cinnamon-sugar coated fried pastries served with a homemade warm chocolate sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Treat
Servings: 12
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Churros

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger plus more for finishing
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Churros

  • Stir together flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Bring 1 1/2 cups water, pumpkin puree, butter, and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan, whisking constantly.
  • Pour boiling pumpkin mixture into the flour mix and stir until just combined, it will be thick and doughy. Add the eggs one at a time while stirring until combined. It should be thick and smooth with no lumps.
  • Spoon dough into a pastry bag with a large star tip. Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350° F on the stovetop.
  • Pipe dough directly into heated oil in 3-inch pieces, cutting off with scissors. Fry until golden and crispy, turning halfway, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir together sugar and remaining cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Transfer churros to a paper towel-lined sheet pan or plate and immediately toss in the sugar mixture.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Put the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Add the hot cream to the bowl with the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Then gently whisk until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Keep warm until ready to use.
  • Serve churros immediately for best flavor with fresh chocolate dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 3049IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg