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Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking grits
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Fresh blueberries, optional


  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add apples, sugar, honey, cinnamon and vanilla; cook and stir until apples are crisp-tender, 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  • Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk flour, grits, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, ricotta, oil and vanilla until blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with apple topping, yogurt and, if desired, blueberries.
Nutrition Facts
1 waffle: 633 calories, 31g fat (8g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 709mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • curlylis85
    Oct 26, 2019

    Ricotta makes the waffles really tender, and the apples are delicious. I loved the tang of the yogurt and my husband loved to add maple syrup.

  • prod
    Sep 17, 2019

    very good recipe