PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Pepper Churros

An easy homemade churros recipe. The PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers add an unexpected twist on this classic Spanish pastry dessert served with chocolate sauce.

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
1 cup water
6 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. White sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 jar Sweet Piquanté Pepper Mild Chopped, drained and pat dry on paper towel
2 large eggs
Cinnamon sugar


  1. Make churros: In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water, butter, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then add vanilla. Turn off heat and add flour and salt.               
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, 30 seconds. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.               
  3. To cooled mixture, using a hand mixer, beat in eggs one at a time until combined. Stir in the dried Sweet Piquanté Peppers.               
  4. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.               
  5. In a large pot over medium heat, add enough oil to come halfway up the sides and heat until a cube of bread browns when dropped in the oil.               
  6. Holding the piping bag approx 5 – 10cm above the oil, carefully pipe churros into 10cm long ropes. Use kitchen scissors to cut off dough from piping bag.               
  7. Fry until golden, 4 to 5 minutes, turning as necessary.               
  8. Fry 3 to 4 churros at a time and let oil come back to temperature before each batch.


Serve with chocolate sauce and extra cinnamon sugar


Recipe courtesy of PEPPADEW®