Gourmet Maple Waffles

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Recipe — Gourmet Waffles
4 portions
Metric Imperial


The Waffles

  • 8.8 oz all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar, grated
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg whites, whisked into peaks
  • 2 oz strong cheddar (l’Île aux Grues), grated
  • 2 oz prosciutto, julienned

The Topping

  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (preferably golden, for its delicate taste)


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, maple sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another receptacle, combine the melted butter, buttermilk, and eggs. Slowly add this second mixture to the first, then incorporate the peaked whites, grated cheddar, and julienned prosciutto. Bake in waffle iron.
  3. Sauté the pears in the butter and add the rosemary.
  4. Finish cooking with the maple syrup.
  5. Avoid over-cooking to keep some crunch in the pears.
  6. Pour topping over waffles.

Chef’s Suggestions:
Avoid overworking the mixture to keep the egg whites peaked. Waffles are best fresh but, once made, they may be successfully frozen.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.