Churros with Warm Apple Dip

Welcome to a taste of South America! These yummy churros are deep fried, rolled in cinnamon sugar and then served with a warm apple dip. A treat the whole family will love. We bet you can't eat just one!

Serves 4

Chef Tip: Cooking time: 15 Prep time: 20

Variety Tip: *This recipe is best prepared using 2-4 Empire, Gala, Ambrosia or Honeycrisp apples


1 cup flour (250 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1 tbsp oil (15 mL)
1 cup boiled water (250 mL)
1 cup Ontario apples*, peeled and diced small (250 mL)
2 cups oil (for frying) (500 mL)
1/4 cup sugar (60 mL)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (10 mL)
1 cup Ontario apples*, peeled and diced small (250 mL)
1 tbsp butter (15 mL)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed (60 mL)
2 tbsp heavy cream (30 mL)
1 tsp cornstarch (5 mL)


Churros: In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, oil, water and apples until just combined and a thick batter is formed. Transfer dough into a piping bag with 1/3 inch star tip nozzle. 

In a medium sized deep skillet heat oil over medium heat or 350°F (180°C). Pipe dough around 3 inches in length into hot oil about and snip with scissors. Do 3 to 4 per batch. Cook for 2 minutes rolling occasionally until golden. Remove onto paper towel lined plate to drain. On a separate plate mix together sugar and cinnamon. Roll churros in the sugar mixture. 

Dip: In a medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and apples. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until bubbling. In a small bowl, whisk together heavy cream and cornstarch. Whisk the cream mixture into the saucepan and cook while whisking for another minute or until desired thickness has been reached.  Serve churros with the apple dip and enjoy!