These easy appetizers of waffle bites topped with rosemary apple butter are playful, elegant and delicious.
This fall, on one of our last camping trips of the season, I brought the most recent Food & Wine that had appeared in my mailbox before we left for the weekend. I paged through the recipes and photos as we drove into the mountains, not entirely paying attention to what I saw. I tend to do that the first time I look through a magazine. But then I saw a page with these beautiful and adorable canapés made with waffles! Each little square of the waffle was filled with something different, creating this beautiful piece of art on a platter. I haven’t been able to get those out of my head, so I knew they had to make an appearance sometime. I also knew I needed to make something much simpler than what was in the magazine, because #momlife. So, I took my rosemary apple butter and put a tiny spoonful in the tiny square of a brown butter waffle (the exact same recipe I posted the other day, minus the vanilla) and all was well with the world.
Honestly, these are so simple to make and they would be the perfect bit sized treat to pass out with a glass of champagne at a gathering. The finishing touches of orange zest and black pepper give this appetizer a sweet and savory flavor that works perfectly with the rosemary in the apple butter. To make your platter look extra fancy, garnish it with fresh rosemary sprigs!
Click HERE for the apple butter recipe.Print
Rachael writes recipes for foods that are simple, comforting and delicious. Whether you are cooking for your family or having friends over for dinner and drinks, you’ll find recipes here to fit any occasion. From cocktails to appetizers, desserts and entrees, the recipes you will find here incorporate Rachael's desire for Midwestern comfort food, love of International cuisine, and need for dishes that don’t take hours to make.