Monday, October 11, 2010

Golden Waffles with Warm Apple Compote

One of the joys of having your own backyard is growing your own food. True, up until a few years ago I never paid any attention to the walnut, cherry & apples trees we have, but that was before my food blogging days. Now, I relish walking in my garden picking the apples from the trees and finding the walnuts on the dewy grass.


Golden Waffles with Warm Apple Compote


Not sure what to do with the pounds and pounds of apples I picked and not wanting to make something time-consuming I decided to make a simple brunch recipe. I carefully peeled the apples and cooked them slowly in a lemon juice/Calvados syrup which became the most incredible-tasting apple compote! Rating: 4 out of 5.



Golden Buttermilk Waffles: Martha Stewart - Everyday Food

Ingredients: serves 4
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs

Instructions:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and mix just until batter is combined.
- Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; brush with vegetable oil. Pour batter onto iron (amount depends on iron size), leaving a ½-inch border on all sides (spread batter if necessary). Close iron; cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.


Apple Compote: Adapted from MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients: makes 3 cups
- 1 pound apples, such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Rome Beauty, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon Calvados, apple brandy, or Cognac (optional)
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cover, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Apple compote can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Golden Waffles with Warm Apple Compote

Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!

15 comments:

Caroline B. said...

Wow! It's very beautiful and it sounds very delicious. Miam! miam! Sorry for my english! Tomates cerises et Basilic.

Danielle said...

Cute! I love the shape of the waffles too. I've never actually tried waffles with apples. I always have them with cool whip and strawberries(:

Chele said...

Lucky you! I would love to have an apple tree ... actually I would love to have a backyard! Great looking waffles and compote.

Champagne Macarons said...

Delicious! I would love to have fruit and nut trees in our yard, especially cherry. My husband's family owns a 500 acre peach plantation in S Carolina.. I love picking peaches!
Wishing you a lovely week!
xoxo, B

Lucie said...

I'm so jealous! I have to wait until trips to the family house in the East to get bags ad bags of apples ;)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

That compte looks so good; the texture and golden colour. Cold I eat it my the spoonful? I think "oui"

petit fournil de paris said...

Thank you so much for your cute comment. I'm very delighted. ;)
And your new post is brilliant!
Easy but so delicious and it looks pretty good.
Lovely regards,

xx, Jana from petit fournil de paris. :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I've been seeing some recipes using Calvados and am very curious about the flavor. Looks like you found the perfect simple way to use up extra apples :).

ABowlOfMush said...

Mmm yummy! Looks delicious!

Ardna said...

your apple compote really melts my heart! it's soo dreamy to be able to pick ur own apple from ur tree. envy! :)

R said...

Are those waffles soft or crispy?

Paris Pastry said...

R: Soft, like breakfast waffles :)

R said...

Thank you!

You have several waffle recipes. Which one of them crispy? My kids love crispy waffles.

Paris Pastry said...

Do you mean a crispy waffle, as in a crispy cookie shaped as a waffle, or a breakfast waffle with a crispy exterior but still kind of soft inside? :)

R said...

A breakfast waffle with a crispy exterior but still kind of soft inside