As I was starting to get the waffles ready, I spotted the Torani Gingerbread Syrup on the counter top and thought that would be perfect with the pear sauce that I planned to make. I already was going to add eggnog to the waffle batter and gingerbread syrup would go great with the eggnog. The results... YUM. This is perfect recipe to make for the holidays.
Gingerbread Eggnog Waffle with Pear Sauce
2 eggs separated
1 1/4 cup flour (I use 3/4 cup white flour and 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour)
2/3 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup egg nog
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp Gingerbread Syrup (I use Torani)
For pear sauce:
2 pears diced
1 tbsp sugar (to taste)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp tapioca
For Gingerbread Glaze:
5 tbsp powder sugar
1 tbsp gingerbread syrup
1 tbsp egg nog
enough milk to make glaze thin enough to pour
In saucepan add diced pears, sugar and nutmeg. Over medium-high heat cook until pears are soft. Stirring often. Add tapioca to thicken. Bringing to boil and cook until sauce is thickened about 3 -5 minutes. Set aside.
Mix powdered sugar, gingerbread syrup, nutmeg and eggnog in small bowl. Add milk to make a glaze, you want it thin enough to pour.
Separate eggs in two bowls. I use my mixing bowl for the whites and another moderate size bowl for the yolks
Beat egg whites on high until light and fluffy. Set aside.
Add flour, salt, baking powder, milk, eggnog, gingerbread syrup and oil to bowl with egg yolks. Mix until everything is combine.
Fold in egg whites.
Heat waffle iron (I use a flip Belgium waffle maker). Add waffle dough per instructions of waffle maker and bake until desired brownness.
Assemble by placing waffle on plate, drizzle with Gingerbread Glaze and add Pear Sauce. You could also serve with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle more glaze over the whipped cream.
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