Valerie’s Pumpkin Rum Waffles with Apple Cider Rum Syrup

Ingredients:

 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 cups milk

4 tablespoons of a good dark rum

4 eggs, separated

1/4 cup butter, melted

APPLE CIDER SYRUP

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup apple cider

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon of a good dark Rum

Directions:

 

1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, salt, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, milk, and egg yolks. Whip the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form.

3. Stir the flour mixture and 1/4 cup melted butter and rum to the pumpkin mixture, stirring just to combine. Use a whisk or rubber spatula to fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter, stirring gently until incorporated. Fold in the remaining egg whites. Cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions.

4. To make the syrup, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Stir in the apple cider, rum and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; boil until the syrup thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 tablespoons of butter until melted. Serve warm.

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