Today is March 25 which is both Our Lady's Day and Waffle Day. The latter is often confused with National Waffle Day which actually falls on August 24. Let's try to dispel some of the confusion between the two celebrations.
Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen. The day traditionally marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by eating waffles.
On the other hand, National Waffle Day began in the USA and honors the anniversary of the patenting of the first US waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout.
With the confusion now patently behind us, let's celebrate both days with this Apple Pie Stuffed Waffle!
Batter (makes 3 stuffed waffles)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper (optional)
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 ½ cups milk
¼ cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
Apple Pie Filling
2 cups tart apples (e.g. Granny Smith)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ cups water
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl until smooth.
Apple Pie Filling
Begin by peeling, coring, and evenly slicing the apples. Place into a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice.
In a medium sized saucepan, bring to a boil water, brown and granulated sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg for about a minute. When thickened, reduce heat to medium, add apples, and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and let cool before using in the stuffed waffle.
Thanks for always staying in touch. Be safe out there on the road!
Every so often I get in touch.
You are amazing!
Just want to say bravo!
Apple pie graduating to apple stuffed waffles is brilliant!
I am on the road (healthy so far) but once back home, I hope/ plan to finally order one of your fabulous waffle irons!!!!
Stay safe and blessings to you and yours,