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Mini Pumpkin Churros Chocolate-Coffee Dipping Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Chocolate-Coffee Dipping Sauce: 

1 cup heavy cream

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons coffee liqueur

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Churros:

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 

Directions

Special equipment:
Pastry bag with large star tip
  1. For the dipping sauce: Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan. Put the chocolate in a medium bowl. Add the hot cream to the bowl with the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Gently whisk until smooth. Stir in the coffee liqueur and vanilla extract. Keep warm.
  2. For the churros: Whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, the nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Bring 1 1/2 cups water, the pumpkin puree, butter and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan, 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. Continue mixing and add in your 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.
  4. Heat 2 inches of canola oil in a high-sided saute pan until it reaches 350 degrees F on a candy or fry thermometer.
  5. Pipe the dough directly into the pan in 3-inch pieces, cutting off the pieces with a scissor. Fry until golden and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Stir together the sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons 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 toss in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Dip in the chocolate-coffee dipping sauce to serve.

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