Monday, November 01, 2010

Spiced Apple Waffle Topping

In trying to cut down on sugar, and since syrup is mostly a 2:1 ration of sweetness to liquid, I came up with this recipe .. and the family said to write it down as a keeper.

I don't like to use recipes .. unless I'm baking .. but will give you the general idea.  You can easily double the recipe.  As is, it makes about two servings (not enough;). 

Ingredients:  (two servings)

one apple (tart), cored and thinly sliced
1-1/2 tsp. unsalted butter
1 tablespoon organic whole cane sugar (rapadura/Rapunzel) or similar (or brown sugar)
2 tablespoons organic raw sugar (sugar in the raw) or white sugar
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons organic corn starch (regular cornstarch is made from genetically modified corn)
1/2 cup water (plus additional if needed)

Spiced Apple Waffle Topping .. (recipe doubled in pic)
Melt the butter in a small to medium size skillet over medium heat.  Add the apple and saute for a minute.  Add the sugars cinnamon and salt.  Gently stir cooking over medium heat.  Mix the cornstarch and the cold water to dissolve any lumps.  Add it to the apples along with the vanilla ... simmer until bubbly .. don't over stir or the apples will fall apart.  Taste for seasonings.  Add additional water if necessary 1 tablespoon at a time.  Serve atop fresh homemade waffles or pancakes.  Use it to replace syrup. 

1 comment:

Margie said...

this sounds so yummy! I can't wait to try it! I've got some punkin waffles that I bet this would be FABULOUS on!