Apple-cottage cheese pancakes

Yield: 12 Pancakes

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Lowfat cottage cheese
3 larges Eggs - separated
3 tablespoons Butter - melted
1 cup Peeled, cored chopped apples
6 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
Oil as needed
3 cups Applesauce
Cinnamon sugar
Apple Cider Syrup see below

Combine cottage cheese, egg yolks and butter in large bowl and stir to blend. Add chopped apples, flour, sugar and salt; stir to combine.

Whisk or beat egg whites in separate bowl until soft peaks form.

Using rubber spatula, gently fold into batter. Batter will be very stiff.

Heat nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle drop of water. Brush with thin film of oil. Drop batter onto griddle from 1/4C dry measure and spread batter with back of cup to make pancakes that are 4 inches in diameter. Cook pancakes over medium-low heat until bubbles cover surface and bottoms are lightly browned. Carefully turn and lightly brown other side, about 6 minutes total cooking time.

Sprinkle warm pancakes with cinnamon sugar and serve with warm applesauce and/or Apple cider syrup.

Apple Cider Syrup 1/2C Sugar, 2Tb Cornstarch, 2C apple cider, 1 cinnamon stick, nutmeg to taste. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan and stir until well combined. Gradually stir in apple cider until blended. Add cinnamon sitck and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Remove from heat, grate a little nutmeg into syrup. Makes about 2 cups.

Both recipes from Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Feb. 6, 1997 Typed for you by Kim Reese.

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