I have the case of the Mondays and really was craving something with apples in it. Nonetheless, my fresh apple scones with cinnamon glaze was just what this mom needed to start her day. In addition, I have three, beautifully tart granny smith apples that I would hate to see go to waste!
Golden brown scones filled with fresh shredded apples topped off with a cinnamon sugar mixture and drizzled with a cinnamon glaze. Start of the week blues are cured with these!
They are quick and easy and make a great alternative to toast or bagels. Did I mention that you can eat them on the go? My kiddos were ready for something like this today since they had their fall break last week and didn't want to get out of bed (I am not going to lie, neither did I).
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Apple: I always love to bake with Granny smith apples because of the tartness. It really compliments the sweetness of the scones.
- Unsalted butter
- Milk: Gives the scones a more moist texture.
- Cinnamon: Gives the apple scone and glaze their spiced flavor.
Tips and tricks scones!
These apple scones are easy to make, so follow some of these tips below and they will come out perfect!
- Shred the apple, which will give the scone more flavor!
- Be sure to always use COLD butter and it can be shredded into the mixture as well. It will give the scone a better rise!
- Keeping scones closer together on the baking sheet will create a more moist scone!
- Don't over mix the dough and just use the fingertips. The palms on the hands are too warm and will melt the butter making scones more dense!
- Glaze is optional, but to add more spice, I used a cinnamon one!
How to make the best apple scones
- Prepare oven and pans: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease one to two baking sheets and set aside.
- Whisk dry ingredients: Whisk all the dry ingredients until well combined, and with a pastry cutter, cut in the cold or frozen butter until mixture is coarse and crumbly.
- Create dough: Add the milk and shredded apple. With your fingertips create a soft dough. Add flour if their is too much moisture. Knead until dough is no longer sticky, but don't over work dough. Flatten dough into a 6 inch disk.
- Cut dough into triangles: With a sharp knife cut dough into 6 triangles and place them close together on a circle on a baking sheet.
- Bake, assemble, and enjoy: Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Make glaze while scones are baking. Put cinnamon/sugar mixture on scones out of oven. Drizzle glaze on top and enjoy!
- Use freeze dried apples instead of fresh.
- Add in some pecans or walnuts.
- Use a sweet vanilla or maple glaze on top.
By having your scones placed right next to each other when baking. By being close together and with the heat, they rise up and not out.
If you use all-purpose flour alone with no rising agent, they tend to flatten out.
Fresh Apple scones recipe
- Mixing bowls
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Pastry cutter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter cold
- ⅔ cup 2% milk
- 1¼ cup granny smith apple shredded or chopped
- 2 tablespoon cinnamon and sugar
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425°. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients until combined.
- With a pastry cutter, add the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Next add chopped or shredded apple and milk and mix until the form a soft dough (if there is too much moisture add more flour).
- Knead with your hands a couple of times, adding in extra flour until the dough is barely sticky. Divide into 2 balls. Flatten both dough balls into a disc that is 6 in in diameter. Using a sharp knife, divide each dough balls into 6 triangles.
- Put triangles into a well greased baking sheet and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove and cool completely. During baking, make glaze in a small mixing bowl.
- Drizzle glaze over top of apple scones and serve and enjoy!
Breakfast on the Go!
Fun fact of the day!
The reason why sometimes you have the feeling that time flies is because your brain wanders 30% of the day!