There is an essential question that everyone must ask themselves one day, are you a cake person, or a pie person?
I’m a cake person. I like the flakey texture of cake more than the gooey texture of pie. And making pie crust at home is gross (seriously, your hands are water retardant for like 3 days after making it). So when this challenge came up I knew that I was going to do something to take the pie out of apple pie.
So I made waffles and put “apple pie goop” in them. And then topped them with more apples. If you have it, you should make whipped cream and put that on them as well!
Apple Pie Waffles
4 sweet Apples (I used Gala)
2 tlbs of Sugar (divided)
1 tlb of Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
2 c Flour
1 3/4 c Milk
1/2 c Canola Oil
4 tsps Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 tsps Cinnimon + some for cooking
1/4 c Brown Sugar
Plug in your waffle iron and then make your pie filling. Skin and cut up your apples, mash up half of the apples and then mix all of the apples with the corn syrup, lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 the cinnamon.
Then make your waffle mix. Whip the eggs until they are fluffy, then add in flour, milk, the rest of the sugar, oil, baking powder, salt, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. (Cool science is going to happen here, the batter is going to expand to about double it’s size). Mix in about 2/3 of your pie filling.
When the waffle iron is hot, spray it with cooking spray and then put some brown sugar and cinnamon in the bottom plate. Add batter (about 1 cup in my iron, but varies) and then top the batter with more brown sugar and cinnamon. Close the lid and cook. About 1 minute before they are done open the lid and add more brown sugar. The brown sugar and cinnamon will caramelize on the waffles and make them look a bit darker in places, don’t worry they’re going to taste great.
Remove your waffles and serve with remaining filling. Would go great with whipped cream, ice cream, or maple syrup.