Pumpkin Churros with Spiced Chocolate Sauce

Pair with Geyserville Essence

A twist on Churros, using holiday flavors and chocolate to pair beautifully with the Geyserville Essence.

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Yield: Serves 6-8
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20-25 minutes



  • 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, at room temperature
  • vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup pure cane granulated sugar, for rolling
    Spiced Chocolate Sauce

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, the nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water, the pumpkin puree, butter, and vanilla to a boil, whisking constantly.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. It will be thick.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, until well combined. The dough should be thick and smooth. Place the dough into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  5. Heat 2 inches of canola oil in a high-sided sautée pan until it reaches 350 degrees on a candy or fry thermometer.
  6. Pipe the dough directly into the pan in 3-inch pieces, cutting off the pieces with a pair of scissors. Fry until golden and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Stir together the sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon in a medium shallow bowl.
  8. Transfer the churros to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet or plate to drain the oil and immediately.
    For the Spiced Chocolate Sauce

  1. Combine heavy cream and chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir.
  2. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and thin with more heavy cream or half and half to achieve the desired consistency.

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