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Churro Lemon Cream Sandwiches

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churro lemon cream sandwich

Photo courtesy of Muy Bueno

When life gives you lemons, make churro lemon cream sandwiches. These sweet treats are made of bright lemon whipped cream sandwiched between two crispy churro disks coated in cinnamon sugar.

Recipe courtesy of Muy Bueno

Ready in
55 m
25 m
(prepare time)
30 m
(cook time)
12
Servings
482
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the lemon whipped cream frosting

  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 16 Ounces cream cheese packages, softened
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon extract

For the churros

  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup Land O Lakes Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled and cut in strips

Directions

For the lemon whipped cream frosting

In a bowl, using a hand mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl whip cream cheese until fluffy, and slowly add sour cream and sugar. Mix until well incorporated, add lemon zest and extract.

Carefully fold in whipped cream and refrigerate.

For the churros

In a wide dish, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes.

In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the eggs and vanilla extract. Add to the cooled flour mixture, beating well with a wooden spoon.

Fill a decorating bag fitted with a 1M large star tip with some of the churro dough. (The star tip helps create the ridges on the outside of the churro.)

On a baking sheet, pipe dough in 2-inch spirals. If necessary, freeze dough until firm enough to lift from the baking sheet.

Heat 2 inches of oil and the lemon peel in a deep saucepan to 375 degrees F. Try testing the oil by dropping in a small amount of dough. If it bubbles quickly then it is probably ready. If you have a candy thermometer test the temperature. (When lemon peel becomes crispy remove from oil and discard.)

As soon as your oil is hot enough, fry churros about 5 to 6 minutes or until puffed and golden brown, turning once.

Drain churros on a paper-lined plate. While churros are still warm and as soon as you are able to handle them, toss each one in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Sandwich one small scoop lemon filling between two churros.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving482
Total Fat41g64%
Sugar25gN/A
Saturated16g81%
Cholesterol105mg35%
Protein4g8%
Carbs26g9%
Vitamin A267µg30%
Vitamin B120.2µg10%
Vitamin C3mg3%
Vitamin D0.6µg4.1%
Vitamin E4mg26%
Vitamin K2µg2%
Calcium75mg8%
Fiber0.2g0.8%
Folate (food)10µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)10µg2%
Iron0.4mg2%
Magnesium8mg2%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Phosphorus85mg12%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium108mg2%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg10.1%
Sodium163mg7%
Sugars, added23gN/A
Trans0.3gN/A
Water70gN/A
Zinc0.4mg3.6%