Hi World! This is my first official blog post on Something Sweet! I will be baking, creating and providing recipes, tips and tricks to inspire the everyday baker and dessert lover! And what better way of starting than baking up my favorite and comforting scone recipe – Apple Pie Scones!
So, I don’t mean to be a brag, but these scones are pretty freaking good! If you ask my grandparents, they are the BEST scones they’ve ever had. Being their granddaughter, some might say, “Well, they’re being nice.” This is what I have to say about that, “They’ve eaten a variety of scones!” So don’t just look at my recipe and think it’s just another scone recipe, because it’s not!
If I was to describe my scones in the simplest terms possible it would be a threesome (for all you french pastry enthusiasts a menage a trois) between a scone, a biscuit and an apple pie. What a naughty scone, right? More like a delicious mashup! It has the taste and look of a scone, but the flaky and moist dough of a biscuit and the apple, cinnamon goodness of an all-American classic.
Is your mouth watering now!? These scones are a perfect way to start your day or an afternoon pick me up with a great cup of coffee. Trust me, these are really easy to make and worth the calories!
Look at all of those nooks and crannies soaking up cinnamon glaze goodness…yummm! Alright, alright, I’ll finally get to the recipe!
Apple Pie Scone Recipe:
Apple Pie Mixture:
1 Lg. Honey Crisp Apple
1 tbsp. Butter
2 tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
1/3 C. Chopped Walnuts
Dash of Cinnamon
2 C. All Purpose Flour
3 tbsp. White Sugar
2.5 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 C. Butter
4 – 6 tbsp. Milk
1 C. Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 – 2 tbsp. Milk
Preheat the oven to 400.
1. Peel and chop (diced) one large honey crisp apple (or any similar apple) .
2. In a medium saute pan, melt the butter and brown sugar on medium heat. Once combined, add the diced apple and a dash of cinnamon. Cook for about 3 minutes then add the chopped walnuts and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Once the apple mixture is cooked, let cool to room temperature.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cube 1/3 cup of butter and add to the dry ingredients. You will want to use a pastry blender or the tips of your finger to incorporate the butter and dry ingredients. The consistency should look like wet sand.
4. After the butter and dry ingredients are incorporated, add 1 beaten egg, the apple pie mixture and 4 tablespoons of milk. If the mixture is dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time, until the dough comes together. (You don’t want a super crummy dough, but you don’t want a really moist dough either).
*Make sure the butter, milk and eggs are cold in order to achieve a flaky scone.
5. On a floured surface, form the dough into a 9 inch circle and cut into 8 separate pieces.
6. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake the scones for 10-15 minutes. Scones are done when the edges are light brown. Let cool completely before glazing.
For the Glaze:
Combine and whisk the powder sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and milk. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.
Top the cooled scones with glaze and enjoy!
I hope you love these scones as much as my grandparents and I do!