Simple Stuffed Churros


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Churros have always been a favorite of mine; warm dough coated in cinnamon-sugar is just plain delicious! So obviously my mind was blown when I learned how to make churros STUFFED WITH STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CHEESE! I never thought I could enjoy churros at home—and in less than 30 minutes. This recipe’s a home run, and was the perfect treat when I had girlfriends over for coffee last week.

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The recipe is beyond simple: Roll white bread nice and thin, fill with Philadelphia Cream Cheese—made with fresh milk, real cream, and no preservatives—add diced strawberries, roll up, coat with butter and cinnamon-sugar, and bake.

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I’ve seen similar recipes that suggest you add powdered sugar to the cream cheese, but you don’t need it! I promise this recipe is as heavenly as it gets.

Here’s the recipe:

Simple Stuffed Churros

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 12 slices thin white bread
  • 1 8-ounce PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Brick, softened
  • ¼ cup diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Cut off the crust of the bread.
  2. With a rolling pin, roll bread until it’s nice and thin.
  3. Spread roughly 1 ½ tablespoons of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese onto each slice.
  4. Add small amount of diced strawberries to one end of bread.
  5. Roll up bread. It might tear a bit, but just keep pinching as you go. It’s fine.
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  7. Dip each roll into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture.
  8. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes or until golden brown.

The warm filling takes these churros from yummy to decadent- nothing else tastes like Philadelphia Cream Cheese. These are perfect to serve for dessert, an afternoon coffee date or even for brunch. Enjoy!

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For quick and easy entertaining, turn to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Always have it on hand to create fun appetizers and desserts that pop. I had a great time developing my Simple Stuffed Churros for a coffee date with friends. For more creamy, delicious recipe ideas, click here.

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