Ready for another dessert with a flavorful fall twist? Then these Apple Churros are just what you’re looking for! Churros are popular Spanish snacks often enjoyed in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and South America, where they are eaten as breakfast, dessert, or snacks. But what are churros exactly? They’re long strips of choux pastry that are deep-fried until golden.
The fried pastry is usually rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, making a crunchy, delicious snack. Crispy and sweet on the outside, but fluffy on the inside. Easy and delicious, just dip this favorite treat in caramel before eating them all!
To make the Apple Churros in the air fryer: Transfer the piped churros onto a baking mat and refrigerate for a few minutes. Place on an Airfryer basket and bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes.
For the prettiest churros, use the star-shaped tip on your piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.
The Apple Churros can be served with any of your favorite sauces. Try Nutella, Chocolate Sauce, Dulce de Leche, and Whipped Cream.
Instead of cinnamon sugar, you can also dip the churros in pumpkin spice. Make your own pumpkin spice by mixing 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves.
Make sure to use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, corn oil, and more. If you want to reuse the oil for another batch of churros, allow it to cool, and strain. You should be able to use it for another few batches of churros.
The Apple Churros are best enjoyed immediately, while they’re still warm and crispy. Store leftovers in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave, noting that it won’t be as crispy and flaky.
They can also be frozen. Pipe the churros onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Freeze until solid, then transfer to a plastic bag. If you cook it directly from frozen, you will need to add 2 extra minutes to the baking time.
If you prefer, you can store them cooked. Just make sure that they've cooled down completely before they’re placed in the freezer. Reheat in the oven.
Add water, sugar, salt, butter into the pan and bring to a boil.
Then add flour and quickly mix with a wooden spoon to make everything mix well.
Transfer the dough into a bowl and allow it to cool completely.
Crush apples and season with lemon juice and grated peel.
Add apples to a cold dough. Put the dough into a pastry bag.
Heat the oil. Squeeze some of the mixtures directly in the pan, about 2 inches, using s scissors to cut the dough.
Cook and coat in sugar.
Leftover churro dough should be stored wrapped in plastic to prevent it from drying out. Allow to come up to room temperature before frying or baking.