Pumpkin waffles are terrific for fall and winter brunches. These are served with an apple-cranberry relish that features maple syrup and chopped pecans. Granny Smith or Braeburn apples work great!

Amie
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
APPLE-CRANBERRY RELISH
PUMPKIN WAFFLES

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make the Apple-Cranberry Relish: Peel, core, and chop the apples into 1/4-inch pieces. Combine the chopped apples, 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, orange juice, and 1/2 cup maple syrup in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook 5-10 minutes until apples are tender and cranberries have softened.

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  • Remove apples and cranberries using a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl. Simmer the apple syrup mixture until thick, about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup. Add the pecans and orange zest (if desired) to the apple-cranberry mixture.

  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Mix the eggs, buttermilk, canola oil, and pumpkin puree in a bowl, beating well. Combine the pastry flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. The batter should be pourable; add a tablespoon more buttermilk if necessary.

  • Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve hot, topped with butter and apple-cranberry relish, with spiced apple syrup on the side.

Editor's Note:

You can substitute 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon ginger.

Tips

Whole wheat pastry flour is a finely ground flour made from soft, low-protein wheat. You can substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour and ½ cup whole wheat flour in this recipe if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

1222.1 calories; 14.4 g protein; 119 g carbohydrates; 225.6 mg cholesterol; 969.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This is a review of the waffles only as I did not make the relish. Fabulous! Wonderful flavor easy to make very good texture. I made these for company and they were very well received. What a nice breakfast for autumn! Next time I will serve with some sautéed apples. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2010
I wish I could concur with other reviewers but I can't on this one. I followed the waffle recipe exactly. What I liked about this recipe was the use of WW pastry flour and pumpkin and the spice seemed like a nice touch. In reality I found them to be bland very little pumpkin or spice flavor. They tasted very "eggy" to me. I needed more flour because the first few waffles were golden on the outside but not cooked in the middle. The cranberry relish is a unique touch but couldn't make up for the waffles. I don't think I'll make this again as nice as idea as it is. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This is a review of the waffles only as I did not make the relish. Fabulous! Wonderful flavor easy to make very good texture. I made these for company and they were very well received. What a nice breakfast for autumn! Next time I will serve with some sautéed apples. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2010
I wish I could concur with other reviewers but I can't on this one. I followed the waffle recipe exactly. What I liked about this recipe was the use of WW pastry flour and pumpkin and the spice seemed like a nice touch. In reality I found them to be bland very little pumpkin or spice flavor. They tasted very "eggy" to me. I needed more flour because the first few waffles were golden on the outside but not cooked in the middle. The cranberry relish is a unique touch but couldn't make up for the waffles. I don't think I'll make this again as nice as idea as it is. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2010
The apple-cranberry relish was my favorite part! It was so good we just ate it with a spoon after the waffles/pancakes were gone! I tried to make waffles but they kept falling apart when I would take them out of my waffle maker. It's a new waffle maker so maybe it's the cook and not the recipe. When eating the waffles alone I thought they were not going to be sweet enough but they were the perfect flavor when mixed with the relish. I ended up making pancakes instead. This is going to be our Christmas morning breakfast for sure! All in all a delicious recipe to add to my basket of tricks. Thanks for sharing Amie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Excellent! I used just the Apple-Cranberry Relish at Thanksgiving and it was such a hit! I didn't alter the recipe at all except that I let the fruit sit until it soaked up the sauce. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
I made breakfast for dinner using this recipe and we loved all the components individually. I am not 100% sure they belong together because the pumpkin flavor is overshadowed by the relish. Both parts are outstanding on their own and I will make both again just not necessarily together. Thanks Amie!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
This waffle recipe was delicious! I skipped the fruit topping but the waffles themselves were fantastic. Our grocery was out of pumpkin puree so I had to use pie filling and just reduced the sugar and spice measurements to half. I also didn't have pastry flour so I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 bread flour. Next time I plan to reduce the oil to 1/3 C and increase the pumpkin puree to 2/3 C to reduce calories. Also the servings on this are not accurate. I made 7 large waffles. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2011
Good idea but needs more spice. I only made the waffles so can't rate the relish. Used brown sugar instead of white and used mixture of all-purpose and white whole wheat flour. The main thing is that I doubled the spices (actually quadrupled for a double recipe) and added Hershey's Cinnamon Chips. As written I think the waffles would be very bland. Maybe that's why the relish is listed with it.?. I would defintely recommend at least doubling the spices. Made extra and froze them. We just pop them in the toaster on busy mornings. Kids love them. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2011
The waffles and relish were very good. The pumpkin flavor was too mellow for us but they held together fine. The relish was tasty but a little more time-consuming than we'd usually do on a weekend. Very pretty though and festive. Grand Marnier and fresh cranberries were substituted for the OJ and dried cranberries. Turned out good. Thanks Amie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2014
I only made the waffles not the relish. They stuck a little to the waffle iron so let them cook a little longer after the light goes out. Read More