Apples and cinnamon are a classic combination when it comes to baking or food in general. I love the combination in these apple and cinnamon scones.
I had made apple bars for my mom’s birthday a few weeks ago. There was a few apples leftover from those bars sitting in the refrigerator. So it made for a simple decision on what to make for the blog this week. Apple and cinnamon scones are a no-brainer.
I have to rant for a bit now, sorry for the side step… but it’s snowing here in Minnesota today, or at least where I live. Seriously it is the first week of spring! The weatherman is predicting up to 16 inches of snow in the next 18 hours. Yikes!! Someone should tell Mother Nature that it’s spring, no more snow, please. Well with that being said, I feel a little bit better after getting that off my chest.
Okay, back to the recipe. As I was saying I had some apples in the refrigerator that were just sitting there waiting to be made into something delicious. I need something in the house for a quick breakfast and the rest is history.
I love apples in bread or as in this case scones. The apples leave the scones moist and tender. The apple and cinnamon are a classic combination that leaves the house smelling wonderful as the scones bake, but it also is a wonderful flavor as you eat these scones.
Normally I use all white sugar when baking scones but this time around I added some brown sugar, for some extra depth for the flavor.
The scones were topped off with a caramel flavored frosting for a bit more sweetness and flavor. The flavors all come together in these apple cinnamon scones for one heck of a yummy quick breakfast.
- 4 cups flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups finely chopped apples
- Frosting -
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.
- In a large bowl add the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, mix until well blended. Add the ¾ cup butter and cut in with a pastry cutter until the butter is worked in.
- In another bowl add the milk, egg, vanilla, and chopped apple, blend together. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and by hand mix together.
- Divide into two. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough a couple of times.
- Pat out the dough into a six-inch circle. Cut into six wedges and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake 15 to 17 minutes or until the scones are lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on cooking rack.
- In a small saucepan combine the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Heat over medium heat stirring continuously until it comes to a boil, remove from heat. Gradually add the powdered sugar until the right consistency. Beat with until smooth and cream. Drizzle the frosting over the cooled scones.