Pecan Waffles with Bourbon Peach Compote

Pecan Waffles w_ Bourbon Peach Compote

(serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans toasted in dry skillet until fragrant
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup stone ground cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 1 /2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For Compote:

  • 1/4 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 ½ cups peach preserves
  • 2 tablespoons candied ginger finely chopped or grated
  • 1 cup peach slices (fresh or frozen

Directions:

Prepare Compote: 

  1. In medium saucepan combine peach preserves, candied ginger & bourbon over medium heat. Mix well and simmer until warm, 5 – 6 minutes.
  2. Add peaches to mix and continue cooking until warmed. Set aside

Prepare Waffle Batter:

  1. Place ¾ cup of pecans in food processer.  Process until very fine (like coarse cornmeal)
  2. Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar & salt and continue processing until well mixed
  3. Transfer to large bowl and whisk in egg yolks one at a time
  4. Add milk and melted butter & whisk together
  5. In separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks but still glossy
  6. Fold egg whites into batter
  7. Heat waffle iron and cook waffles per manufacturer’s directions until crispy on outside.
  8. Serve immediately with melted butter & bourbon peach compote

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