Cranberry Pumpkin Waffles

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Hearty waffles feature canned pumpkin and dried cranberries. Waffles are perfect for any occasion, breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch.


  • 2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger (ground)
  • 1-1/2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin (pureed)
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries (plumped in hot water to cover for 10 minutes and drained )
  • Melted butter (for buttering the waffle iron)


1. In a large mixing bowl place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices and stir with a fork until blended.

2. In a small saucepan over low heat place the milk, butter, and shortening and heat over low heat until the butter and shortening have melted.

3. Cool slightly.

4. Beat the eggs with the pumpkin puree in a separate bowl.

5. Stir in the cooled milk and shortening.

6. Add to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

7. Stir in the cranberries.

8. Preheat the waffle iron which will take about 10 minutes.

9. Butter the preheated waffle iron and add about 1/2 cup batter.

10. Bake the waffles until they are golden and crisp.

11. Serve hot.

According to the legend, the Liege waffle (from the city of Liege, eastern Belgium) was invented by a cook of the Prince-Bishop of Liege in the 18 Th century. The Prince-Bishop had asked for a pastry filled with big pieces of pearl sugar. The cook then tried to bake in a waffle maker, a brioche type pastry with pearl sugar blended in the dough. During baking, the smell of the vanilla delighted the Prince and this waffle recipe joined quickly the culinary traditions in Liege and took the Belgium kingdom by storm.
The Liege waffle is a waffle usually bought and eaten warm on the street. They are usually freshly made in small shops. They are smaller, sweeter and denser than “Belgian waffles” and have a caramelized sugar coating on the outside, giving them a lightly sweet flavour. Most are served plain, but some are vanilla or cinnamon flavoured, and can be served with toppings like fruits, creams, and chocolate.