Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Spiced Apple Waffles

I found this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma catalog last year and have been waiting for Fall to try it! I will say, while these tasted fabulous, they were very time consuming to make! So, I may make them once in a while, but not on a regular basis - the little ladies LOVED them!

3 eggs, separated
3/4 c. each buttermilk and milk, warmed
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, grated (I used a Gala apple)
1 1/2 c. cake flour (I used all-purpose)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. each baking soda and salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. toasted pecans, chopped
Sweetened whipped cream for serving

In a large bowl whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, milk and butter. Stir in apple. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.

Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Add sugar 1 T. at a time; beat on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 3 minutes. Fold half of whites into batter and then the remaining whites.

Sprinkle 2 T. pecans onto pre-heated waffle maker (I served mine on the side so Rachel wouldn't choke!) Pour about 2/3 c. batter onto surface. Cook waffles until golden brown, about five minutes. Keep warm in 200 degree oven while cooking the rest of the waffles. Makes eight 6" Belgian waffles.

* Note: these waffles are VERY soft, if you like the old kind of waffles that are a little bit crispy like I do, you will have to toast these after cooking them in the waffle maker.

I served them with Honey Butter (thanks for the recipe, Amy!) and syrup. Though, we needed just the smallest drizzle of syrup with the yummy honey butter!

Speaking of yummy waffles, now I want to try these Pumpkin Waffles that Amy shared with her Honey Butter recipe! I'm really enjoying the Fall recipes!

8 comments:

Leanne said...

Monica, Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Belgian waffles on her website. I think you could modify it to get the Spiced Apple variety. I use her recipe all the time. The bonus is, we always have several waffles left. I just freeze them and my husband eats them throughout the week. They are MUCH BETTER than Eggo waffles. (on a funny note... Eggo waffles are the only thing my child will eat for breakfast!)

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Yum. I love honey butter! I am sure it tasted delish on these.

Milehimama said...

I make waffles (and freeze them) all the time. I often sub whole wheat flour, too.

I stopped separating my eggs/beating the whites and never noticed much difference. I also bet you could just use applesauce instead of grated apple!

That might make the recipe much easier.

Angela said...

Yum!!!

Anonymous said...

These look tasty! Glad they were enjoyed by all. :)
Love, Mom

carrie said...

Aack! I can't keep up with all these yummy recipes for pumpkin and apples! We need to start a baking co-op. =)

Amy said...

These sound delicious! I am sure they tasted wonderful with that butter too. I will have to add these to my list of things to be tried! Delicous!

Debbie Ann said...

Perhaps you have a slow waffle iron like mine!? Waiting for each one to bake up is the only reason I don't like to make them.

I have found that making some ahead and keeping them in the freezer is a great idea, especially for those times when we need a quick, but healthy start to our day.

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm going to try it. :)