Before we start, can we just take a moment of silence for all the moisture that has decided to leave my hands?
I know some of you probably wouldn’t have noticed if I didn’t point it out. But for those of you who did notice, it would just be like a “I’m embarrassed for you, and you haven’t addressed it to laugh it off, so now it’s awkward” sort of situations that happens during small talk at company christmas parties.
SO, now that that’s all cleared up, lets talk about these apple pie churros.
It just makes sense.
Cinnamon, apples, and churros. Why is this not a thing??
And have you ever tried homemade churros before? They’re like the best thing ever. Sometimes homemade doesn’t taste quite the same as the processed junk you had as a child, and sometimes it’s a bit of a let down. But these churros do NOT disappoint!
Gone are the chewy, “might be stale” texture you get at the county fair. First you get a thin layer of the crispy/sweet, then its OH SO FLUFFY! Add the apple filling? You end up with a bit of crunch from the apples, and a little tart flavor that balances out that cinnamon sugar so perfectly.
Tasting these make me want to jump in a just take a nap. The same feeling I get when I see a really nice batch of fluffy meringue. Just me? Maybe I’m just a little sleep deprived.
Apple Pie Churros
- 15 min
- 10 min
- Ready in:
- 25 min
- Bring butter, milk, water, and salt to a boil
- Once boiling, turn off heat and add flour
- Stir until dough forms a ball. Transfer to a mixer with paddle attachment
- Paddle for about 2 minutes to let cool
- Add one egg at a time, making sure each egg if fully incorporated into the batter before adding another.
- Pipe into 350°F oil with a large star tip, into long strips. Use scissors to give the ends a nice clean cut into the oil.
- Fry on each side for about 2 minutes, until dark golden brown.
- Let churros drain on paper towels.
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar.
- Toss in cinnamon sugar while still warm.
- Peel and slice the apples
- Sautee on medium heat with butter until apples start to soften
- Add brown sugar and cinnamon, and continue to cook and stir until apple are soft.
- Let mixture cool and puree.
- Using a small piping tip, punch a hole through the side of a churro.
- Pipe the apple filling into the churro until it's full.