Mini Roasted Apple Churros with Salty Caramel Dipping Sauce
Apple-flecked churros with salted-caramel dipping sauce are an indulgent spin on a fall-time favorite.
Caramel apple season is upon us, and seeing as I can’t leave well enough alone, today I’m sharing a new twist on this classic fall treat: Mini Roasted Apple Churros with Salty Caramel Dipping Sauce.
I should actually call these churros “churritos,” due to their miniature, cute-as-heck size. Even though they are small, these babies pack tons of autumnal flavors thanks to the inclusion of tart roasted apples and warmly spiced sugary coating. To make them even more decadent, I fashioned the churro dough the same way cream-puff dough is made, making for a crisp exterior and light, custardy interior with bits of apple throughout for a truly swoon-inducing combo. The finishing touch is a deep, salty caramel dipping sauce. (I’ve also included a quick version in the tips section if you don’t want to have a go at homemade caramel saucing.) Get ready to become addicted!
First, let’s make the caramel sauce by combining sugar, water and butter in a pan, bring it to a boil, and cook until it becomes deep, golden brown. When we start, it’s pale and not quite ready.