Gingerbread Waffles with Apples and Caramel

recipe

Yield:

12 (4-inch) waffles

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
1 (28-ounce) jar fried apples
1 (12-ounce) jar caramel sauce
Garnishes: whipped cream, toasted chopped pecans, ground cinnamon

Preparation

Combine flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking soda, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir together egg yolks, buttermilk, and 1/4 cup butter; stir into flour mixture.

Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Bake in a preheated, oiled waffle iron until golden.

Cook apples, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.

Microwave caramel sauce in a 2-cup bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes, stirring once. Serve waffles with apple mixture and caramel sauce; garnish, if desired.

September 1998
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