Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce

Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins
Add'l 1 min
Total 51 mins
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These Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce are perfect for when you need a sweet treat. They are easy to make and the homemade caramel sauce is so delicious you’ll want to put it on everything!

You should also try these Churro Twists and Churro Chex Mix recipes!

Churros Taste Even Better With Homemade Caramel Sauce

The only places to get churros near me are amusement parks or Taco Bell. And as much as I love Disney, I can’t justify paying to get into Disney for a churro. Plus, they don’t have delicious salted caramel dipping sauce to go with their churros!

Churros Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce

 

Yield: 4 Servings

Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce

Churros with Homemade Caramel Recipe

These Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce are so easy to make and the homemade caramel dipping sauce is so delicious you'll want to put it on everything!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 51 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 ½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
  • ½ cup sugar, for dusting
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, for dusting

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, sugar, salt and butter to a boil. 
  2. Remove from the heat and add in all the flour. Stir until the mixture comes together and starts to form a ball, pulling away from the sides of the pan. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, let the mixture cool for 10 minutes. 
  3. Using a hand mixer, or a wooden spoon and lots of muscle, beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure they are incorporated into the batter before adding the next one. It will be lumpy at first, but keep going until the batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  4. Mix together the ½ cup sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil to 375℉. Pipe strips of dough into the hot oil. You can use scissors or a knife to cut the dough from the tip.
  6. Fry until the churros are golden brown on the outside, about 2-4 minutes, giving them a turn frequently. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet pan to drain for 1-2 minutes.
  7. While still hot, roll the churros in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Serve hot with chocolate or caramel sauce, if desired.

Notes

  • To make straight churros: Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper, spray with non stick cooking spray. Pipe strips of dough onto the baking sheet, freeze for 10 minutes before deep frying. 
  • Use a large cast iron dutch oven for deep frying. These hold the heat well.
  • If your oil overheats, carefully add more room temperature oil to lower the temperature.
  • If your oil temperature drops too much, you might be crowding the pot. Only cook a couple churros at a time, and allow the oil to come back up to temperature between batches.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4610Total Fat: 460gSaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 12gUnsaturated Fat: 394gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1338mgCarbohydrates: 133gFiber: 1gSugar: 109gProtein: 5g

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    Comments

    18 Responses
    1. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

      OMG, these are outrageous! And sorry, but I’d totally pay to go to Disney just for their churros. Hehe. Pinned!

    2. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

      I can barely even handle how good these look! It probably doesn’t help that I’m on day one of a 3-day juice cleanse, but still…churros are churros! And that salted caramel sauce? I’m swooning!

    3. Stephanie @cookinfanatic

      Oh wow. These look fantastic!!! I had salted caramel gelato this past weekend and now it’s all I can seem to think about!

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