Pumpkin Spice Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

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Pumpkin Spiced Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

This pumpkin spiced churro recipe is easy and perfect for fall. The caramel is a perfect accompaniment to the warm pumpkin spices.

Pumpkin Spice Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

Churros Cooking Tips:

I use 1M star tip to make these churros. You can use the #21 star tip to make them too.

This recipe doesn’t double well. Doubling the ingredients has churros too much moisture from the eggs.

Make sure you have a star tip to get the signature churro look. The grooves that the star tip makes helps the spiced sugar coat it.

Mexican vanilla has a more floral flavor than traditional vanilla extract. You can find it in the Mexican section of your grocery store at your local Latin grocery store.

You only need a shallow amount of oil to fry the churros in. ½ cup – 1 cup should be plenty if you use a large skillet.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Pumpkin Spiced Churros: Batter can be made 8 hours before using.

Brown Sugar Caramel: It can be made a day or two in advance. After it cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 30 days.

Reheating: Pumpkin Spiced Churros: Microwave for 15 seconds 3-4 at a time.

Brown Sugar Caramel:Reheat in the microwave for 15 seconds. Depends on how much you’re reheating.

Pumpkin Spice Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

Recipe Video:

Substitution Options:

You can use ¼ cup cocoa for a chocolate pumpkin spice churro.

If you do not want to use caramel. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Common One to One Substitutions:

Light Brown Sugar = Dark Brown Sugar

Mexican Vanilla Extract = Vanilla Extract

Gluten Free Flour = All Purpose Flour

All-Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose Flour

Salted Butter (omit any salt in recipe if you use) = Unsalted Butter

Granulated Sugar = Cane Sugar

what to serve with Pumpkin Spiced Churros and Brown Sugar caramel?

Meal Ideas:


Pumpkin Spice Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

Pumpkin Spiced Churros with Brown Sugar Caramel

This pumpkin-spiced churro recipe is easy and perfect for fall. The caramel is a perfect accompaniment to the warm pumpkin spices.
Course Dessert
Keyword pumpkin spice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Churros


Brown Sugar Caramel:

  • 1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spiced Sugar:

  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Pumpkin Spice Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ounces ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • canola oil frying


  • To make the caramel: Add brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt to a saucepot over high heat and cook for 5 minutes, until it thickens. Turn off heat, stir in the butter and vanilla, until butter is melted. Cool for 1 minute, pour in a jar.
  • To make spiced sugar: Mix sugar, pumpkin spice, and salt in a shallow pan.
  • To make churros: In a pot over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt, and butter and bring the mixture to a boil. In a bowl mix flour, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon together. Add flour mix and remove the pan from heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms into a ball of dough. Cool for 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until the batter is smooth. Transfer batter into a pastry bag with a star tip.
  • Turn on heat to medium-high in a large skillet filled halfway with oil, heat to 350 degrees. Once hot, pipe churros the length of the skillet, about 5-6 inches, cutting off with clean scissors. Fry churros 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet for 1 minute before rolling in spiced sugar. Serve warm with caramel.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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