Double Delight Pear Waffles

Double Delight Pear Waffles with Warm Marmalade Maple Pears

The Bite reader (and pear enthusiast) Merry Graham sent us her recipe for pear waffles, and we knew we had to share it! Not only are these waffles fluffy and crisp and sweet, they’re also beautiful. Impress your next houseguests—or your sleepy family—with this brunch dish.


1 ¾ cup unbleached flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1 ¾ cups buttermilk

½ cup unsalted melted butter

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 large eggs, separated

½ cup chopped peeled pear

3 pears, peeled and sliced

½ cup pure maple syrup

¼ cup orange marmalade


Preheat waffle iron on medium high heat. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks.  Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, whip egg whites until stiff. Fold 1 cup of egg whites and chopped pears into buttermilk-flour mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites.

Pour about ⅓ cup of batter into each well of the waffle iron and close the lid. Cook the waffle until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Keep warm in oven and continue to bake remaining waffle batter.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine sliced pears, marmalade, and maple syrup. Heat until thoroughly warmed.

yield:Serves 4

About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

3 thoughts on “Double Delight Pear Waffles

    • Now you’re talking, Lori! We have a delicious waffle window here in Portland, but no waffle trucks…I like it. Cheers!

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