Churro Puff Pastry I made two years ago, but crunchier. There are just never enough churro recipes in this world. These are great for any Cinco de Mayo parties you may have coming up or just as a sweet pick-me-up to brighten your day.
As you can see, there are not too many ingredients and most all can be found at the grocery store. I bought the dulce de leche at World Market. I like this brand because it is very thick, great for fillings.
I used a Wilton #2D tip and piping bag to add the whipped mascarpone frosting and added some sprinkles for a pop of color. The cinnamon in the frosting blends well with the cinnamon sugar on the wontons and it balances off the richness of the dulce de leche. The crunchy outer shell contrasts perfectly with the soft, creamy fillings. I dare you to try eating just one.
If you like churro recipes, you can try these others that I've concocted over the years.
Mini Churro Donuts
Churro Donut Holes
Churro Puff Pastry
Churro Wonton Cups
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
Cook Time: 7-9 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack cinnamon dulce de leche mascarpone cheese wonton wraps Cinco de Mayo wonton cups Mexican spring
Ingredients (12 servings)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 12 wonton wraps
- 1/3 cup dulce de leche
- 4 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
InstructionsFor the cinnamon sugar
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar until well blended.For the cups
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly brush one side of the wonton wraps with the butter ( I used my finger).
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the butter on each wonton.
Place wonton wraps sugar side up in a greased mini muffin tin ( I used Baker's Joy to grease the tin).
Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.For the filling
Evenly distribute the dulce de leche at the bottom of each wonton cup.For the topping
With stand mixer on medium speed (with whisk attachment), whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form (be careful not to over beat, or cream will be grainy).
In another bowl, stir together mascarpone, cinnamon, and powdered sugar until smooth.
Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until completely incorporated.
Pipe frosting evenly over the dulce de leche in each wonton cup ( I used a Wilton #2D tip).
Serve immediately.Optional toppings
Add sprinkles to the frosting if you wishNotes
Wonton cups can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container at room temperature (2-3 days max).
Frosting can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container in the fridge (3-4 days max).