Happy Singletine’s Day!
Do it! Bask in the freedom of being single. And then by yourself some flowers, pull out your favorite Highland romance novel, make yourself an elegant dinner, and call it a modern date.
Hey, it’s your holiday. How about a little Breakfast at Tiffany’s action!
- 1 red delicious apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1" slices
- 1/4" slice of lemon, for the apples
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/4 granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/16 teaspoon vanilla paste
- 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 recipe Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 recipe Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Compote
- Confectioner's Sugar, for dusting
- 1/4 cup of your favorite maple syrup
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve 1/4 granulated sugar in 1/2 cup of water.
- Once the sugar is dissolved, add the apple slices and vanilla paste, stirring gently to soak the apples in the simple syrup. Cook gently over medium heat until fork tender (about 7 minutes).
- Add the cranberries, stirring gently to coat with the simple syrup. Continue cooking until the cranberries burst (about 3 minutes).
- Gently remove the apples and cranberries to a small mixing bowl. Bring the appled cranberried simple syrup to a boil over medium heat. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the liquid for thickness, if needed.
- Whisk in 1/2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour and 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Whisk in the ground cinnamon and taste for thickness. If it needs more butter and flour, off heat create a roux by mashing 1/2 tablespoon of flour into 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Return the syrup to heat and whisk in the roux, as needed. If the sauce is too thick, add in the reserved liquid, as needed.
- Remove from heat and gently fold in the apples and cranberries.
- Prepare a batch of Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes as shown in the recipe. Place a small pat of butter in between each layer of pancake.
- Top with warm cinnamon apple cranberry compote.
- Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with your favorite maple syrup.