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Churro Cheesecake

by Teddy Villa featured in 5 Popular Mexican Desserts

Ingredients

for 10 servings

  • 1 cup
    water (240 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons
    butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup
    flour (125 g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, 2 packs, softened (225 g)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon
    vanilla extract
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin, dissolved in 1/4 cup (60 ml) cold water
  • 1 cup
    whipped cream (60 g)
  • sugar, to taste
  • cinnamon, to taste
    Calories 335
    Fat 18g
    Carbs 34g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 22g
    Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. In a saucepan combine water, butter and salt, bring to boil. Add the flour and mix well.
  2. Cook for a few minutes while stirring and remove from heat.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, beating well between each addition.
  4. Transfer the dough to a bag with a nozzle and pipe a large spiral on the base of a springform pan.
  5. Freeze the base until it is firm.
  6. Preheat a large pot of oil to 350˚F (175˚C). Make sure the pot is wide enough for the entire churro base to fit!
  7. Fry the churro base until it is golden brown on both sides.
  8. Transfer it to a plate and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to taste. Place the churro base in the springform pan and reserve.
  9. For the filling, in a bowl, beat the cream cheese, condensed milk, vanilla and hydrated gelatin until smooth. Then fold in the whipped cream.
  10. Pour the mixture on the churro base and refrigerate for 4 hours or until it is firm. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon to taste.
  11. Enjoy!
 

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