Apple Cinnamon Scones

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, diced (1 stick)
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh apple with peel
  • ¾ cup cinnamon chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Instructions
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Blend in the butter by hand until unevenly crumbly with some larger chucks of butter remaining. Stir in the diced apple and cinnamon chips.
  3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the applesauce and eggs.
  5. Fold together using a rubber spatula just until it holds together. Do not over mix.
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Divide the dough in half and press each into a disc about 5 – 5½ inches in diameter and about ¾ inch thick and place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Stir together the turbinado sugar and cinnamon. Brush each round with a little milk then sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  9. Run a sharp knife under cold water then slice each circle into 6 wedges. Pull the wedges away from the center to separate them just about ½ inch apart. Place the scones in the freezer for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  10. Bake the scones for 20 – 22 minutes or until golden brown. Pull a scone apart from the others to make sure the dough does not look wet or unbaked. Cool on the pan for about 10 minutes then serve warm. Store cooled scones tightly wrapped at room temperature.