Waffles Topped With Warm Apple Compote And Cinnamon Whipped Cream {Sunday Brunch}

We have a confession to make.  We can’t stop buying apples right now.  From Hunger Mountain Co-op to farm stands to Vermont’s orchards to the Shaw’s grocery store floor, fresh local apples are all around and these two southern transplants are scooping them right up by the bag load.  We’ve made apple slaw, apple dressing, apple scones, apple chutney, and apple bread pudding.  Yep, we told you.  We just can’t stop.

Today the inspiration continues just as the apple picking season comes to an end. We dusted off our hand-me-down waffle maker (which we scored from the trunk of a friend’s car) and sliced up some of the Empire varietals for yet another sweet treat that we’ll continue savoring through fall. 

Let’s let loose on some Waffles Topped with  Warm Apple Compote and Cinnamon Whipped Cream, shall we?

Ingredients – Waffle Batter

  • (2) free range eggs
  • (2) cups of all-purpose flour
  • (1) and (3/4) cup of  milk
  • (1/3) cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • (4) teaspoons of baking powder
  • (2) Tablespoons of sugar OR (3) Tablespoons of raw honey
  • (1) teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • (1) teaspoon of Kosher salt
Apple Cinnamon Waffle Ingredients And Recipe Vermont

First whisk your eggs and vanilla together.

Apple Cinnamon Waffle Ingredients And Recipe Vermont

Then pour your egg mixture into a medium bowl and add your remaining ingredients. Whisk thoroughly.

Because each waffle maker is different, we recommend you take it from here and follow the manufacturer’s direction for the perfect waffle.

Ingredients – your apple cinnamon compote goodness:

  • (1) lemon, zested and juiced
  • (1/4) cup of butter / equates to (1/2) of a stick
  • (5) fresh apples, chopped or sliced (we prefer sliced)
  • (1/2) cup of brown sugar
  • (1) teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • (1/2) teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • (1/2) cup of toasted walnuts

Directions:

1. In a large saute pan, melt your butter on medium-low heat.

Apple Cinnamon Compote Waffles Vermont

Feel free to reduce the amount of butter... we know what you're thinking. Reminder, moderation.

2. Next, add your apples, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Mix together and cook for (10) – (12) minutes until they start to color.

Apple Cinnamon Compote Waffles Vermont

We used Empire. Try selecting a sweet local variety from your neck of the woods. We would love to hear what you choose!

3.  Then, add your sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water. Mix and cook down for an additional (10) minutes.

4.  Meanwhile, place your walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in your oven on 325 degrees for (3) – (4) minutes (MAX)

5.  You can either add those walnuts to your compote and mix OR use as a topping on your waffles.  We blend.

Apple Cinnamon Waffle Ingredients And Recipe Vermont

Your compote would also be perfect with pancakes, crepes, french toast or even as an ice cream or pound cake topping.

Apple Cinnamon Compote Waffles Vermont

Smelling sweet and ready for our warm waffles.

And Finally – Ingredients – cinnamon (freshly) whipped cream:

  • (1) cup of heavy cream
  • (1/2) cup of sugar
  • (1) teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • (1/2) Tablespoon of ground cinnamon

1.  Combine your heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. 

Apple Cinnamon Waffle Ingredients And Recipe Vermont

Ready. Set. Whisk.

2.  Pull out your whisk and whisk, baby, whisk.  Faster…faster…faster…
     (Or if you have a handy electric mixer, take a shortcut and save your forearm.)

Cinnamon Whipped Creme Vermont

Harrison recommends the overhead test for consistency. Personally I think he just likes to show off his bad $#% hand whisking skills.

3.  You want to reach a perfectly fluffy texture.  Like a’ this.

Cinnamon Whipped Creme Ingredients And Recipe Vermont

Repeat after me. I will never by whipped cream in a can again. Did you know that most whipped cream in an aerosol can contains oil, not creme?

The time has come!  Plate up your waffles, add your sweet apple compote and add dollops of your fluffy fresh whipped cream.

Apple Cinnamon Compote Waffles Vermont

Warm apple compote and waffles with cool whipped cream - a dream.

 
Sweet idea: Add a dollop of your cinnamon whipped cream to your coffee for the perfect accent.
 
Cinnamon Whipped Creme Green Mountain Coffee Vermont

Save your $4 and create this cinnamon treat at home.

Until we’re inspired again,

A + H

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