Apple Cinnamon Scones

I absolutely love scones!  The best part is that you can make them whatever flavor you want!  My grandmother left me with a wonderful scone recipe that I have used as a base for all my other scone recipes including this one.  I have been making scones for eons now, and I am always making these apple cinnamon scones.  Since we have a ton of apples from all our trees, I decided it was time to make some of these wonderful scones for breakfast.  This recipe will make 9-12 scones depending on their size.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • heaping 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter…cubed and chilled
  • 1 large apple…peeled, cored and diced or shredded (2 apples if they are small)
  • 1/2 c plus 1-4 T of milk
  • turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.  Mix dry ingredients well.  Add cubed and chilled butter to the dry ingredients.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter, fork, or your hands.  Add the apple(s) and 1/2 cup of milk.  Now, everyone likes their scones a certain way.  If you like flaky scones you will want to have a dryer dough.  If you like moist almost “cake like” scones add more milk till you get a sticky dough.  Measure 1/4 cup of dough onto a greased baking sheet (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup), or divide into a scone pan (see picture below).  Gently pat down the rounded scoops of dough.  Then, sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each scone.  Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.  Makes 9-12 scones depending on size.

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Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients well.   Add cubed and chilled butter to the dry ingredients.

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Cut in butter with pastry cutter, fork, or your hands.

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Peel, cut, and/or shred your apple (s).  I had to use two apples since they were smaller.

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Add the apple(s) and 1/2 cup of milk. Now, everyone likes their scones a certain way. If you like flaky scones you will want to have a dryer dough. If you like moist almost “cake like” scones add more milk till you get a sticky dough.

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Here is a picture of what my “sticky” dough looks like.

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Measure 1/4 cup of dough onto a greased baking sheet (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup)

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If you have a scone pan go ahead and use it.  This is what mine looks like, but I didn’t use it this time.

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Gently pat down the rounded scoops of dough. Then, sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each scone.

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Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.  I baked mine for 13 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.  Scones are best when they are warm, so dig in!!!

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Enjoy!!!!

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