Sweet Potato and Pineapple Churros with Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread

One of the first posts I ever wrote for my blog years ago,was a sweet potato Churro. I loved the rich flavors of sweet potato and cinnamon , formed into a stove top dough, and deep fried into a crispy treat. Churros originated in Spain and are a beloved treat worldwide, best served warm. Most often you serve them accompanied by a dense hot chocolate. So when several  other bloggers and I were asked to to create a recipe from General Mills with a new product from  Land O Lakes containing, sugar, cinnamon, and butter I immediately thought of those delicious Churros from years ago. However this time I decided to add pineapple to mix for a more playful twist. And rather than a chocolate sauce accompaniment, I concocted a zesty sweet glaze of reduced white balsamic , honey, and ginger to enhance the sweet potato , pineapple and cinnamon. I’m obsessed with infused Balsamic glazes these days to perk up salads and desserts. And what better product than Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread to use in a Churro, as the basic preparation involves cooking your liquids and butter to a boil, then adding then flour, and eggs to make a dough. similar to a pate a choux. The added sweetness is an extra bonus for the not overly sweet dessert.


Sweet Potato and Pineapple Churros with Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread
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A deep fried pastry made with Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¼ sugar mixed with cinnamon optional to dust or use Honey Ginger Balsamic Glaze.
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine water,salt, vanilla,sweet potato and pineapple. Puree until smooth.
  2. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan combine the liquid mixture with the Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Gradually add flour and stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate completely.
  4. Add beaten eggs and mix quickly until incorporated.
  5. Normally this dough should form a ball and pull away from the edge of the pan, but the sweet potato mixture makes it a little more sticker to do so. Just be sure your dough is well formed and all ingredients are incorporated fully.
  6. Add your still warm/hot dough to a durable piping bag with with a star tip.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a fry pan or deep fryer. Oil should be very hot at at bubble when tested with a bit of dough.
  8. Pipe your churros either into long lengths or short ones into the hot oil.
  9. Fry until golden turning with a slotted spoon.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Dust with cinnamon sugar and drizzled Honey Ginger Balsamic Glaze on top.
  12. Serve warm.
Notes
You will need piping bags and a large star shaped tip. You can make about 35 mini Churro bites or 20-24 regular long churros. Use a neutral flavored oil suitable for frying. Make sure your oil is very hot.

The accompanying Honey Ginger Balsamic Glaze can be used on a variety of recipes. Think savory or sweet.

Honey Ginger  White Balsamic Glaze

Combine 3/4 cup White Balsamic Vinegar, 1 1/2 inch of fresh peeled ginger root, 2 tablespoon raw honey, and 1 cinnamon stick. Bring to quick boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until reduced and thickened. Strain mixture and let cool. Store in a squeeze bottle and refrigerate.

For more information on Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread please visit:

Land O Lakes website: http://www.landolakes.com/
Land O Lakes Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LandOLakes
Land O Lakes  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LandOLakesKtchn

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from General Mills, but all opinions and original recipes  are my own.

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9 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Pineapple Churros with Land O Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread

  1. Deborah

    I have always wanted to make churros – and these sound extra special! I have never seen them with sweet potatoes, but now I’m totally intrigued!

  2. Thuli

    Its interesting to see how food is prepared in different countries…..I’m from South Africa and I’ve never tasted Churros…they look yummy!

  3. Kelly

    Sweet potato & pineapple is one of my favorite combos. I used to go to a sushi place that made a fantastic vegetarian pine-tato roll.

  4. Joi @ Get Cooking

    These look delicious! I love food that looks as impressive as it tastes – as they say, we “taste” food with our eyes first. These are so pretty and I have no doubt that they’re scrumptious. I’ll try this recipe this week. Can’t wait!

    I love that they’re just in time for beautiful autumn.

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