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.
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
- Whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, the nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.
- In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water, the pumpkin puree, butter, and vanilla to a boil, whisking constantly.
- Pour the pumpkin mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. It will be thick.
- 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.
- Heat 2 inches of canola oil in a high-sided sautée pan until it reaches 350 degrees on a candy or fry thermometer.
- 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.
- Stir together the sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon in a medium shallow bowl.
- Transfer the churros to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet or plate to drain the oil and immediately.
For the Spiced Chocolate Sauce
- Combine heavy cream and chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir.
- Continue to microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted and smooth.
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and thin with more heavy cream or half and half to achieve the desired consistency.