Apple Cinnamon Scones

Packed with chunks of crisp apples, applesauce, and lots of cinnamon these scones are perfect for fall!

Apple Cinnamon Scones packed with so much fall flavor!

It’s true, I was sad to see summer go. But it’s also true that October is one of my favorite months of the year. The leaves are changing, the cold hasn’t quite set in yet, and fresh summer produce transitions to the bounty of fall.

A few weeks ago I bought a box of gala apples from my favorite roadside stand, and we’re still enjoying them. My boys are each eating several a day, I made a big batch of applesauce [3], and I’ve been baking yummy things like apple crisp [4] and pie [5].

One morning last week I had a hankering for scones, and 30 minutes later these scones were born.

Scones filled with chopped apples and applesauce

The recipe for the scones is adapted from King Arthur Flour and they’re absolutely bursting with apple flavor. There’s both chunks of fresh apples and applesauce baked in, along with a spoonful of cinnamon.

You can bake the scones and serve them as is, or you can either sprinkle a little cinnamon-sugar on top before popping them into the oven, or top the baked scones with a simple cinnamon glaze. Or, you can be like me and do both!

Rolling out apple cinnamon scones

baking tip:What's the difference between biscuits and scones

While scones and biscuits have many similarities and the line between the two is somewhat blurred, there are a few differences I have noticed.

Scones are typically richer, often made with eggs and/or heavy cream. And because of the extra liquid in the dough, scones can be denser and more cake-like, while biscuits are known for being soft and flaky. Both can be either sweet or savory, though biscuits are most known for being savory while scones are sweet.

Apple Cinnamon Scones packed with so much fall flavor!

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Packed with chunks of crisp apples, applesauce, and lots of cinnamon these scones are perfect for fall!

Ingredients

 For the Scones:

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour (330 grams)
  • 1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (70 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , cold and cubed (1 stick, 113 grams)
  • 3/4 cup small dice fresh apple , peeled (85 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (120 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoon water ,for egg wash
  • 3 tablespoons coarse or sparkling sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar , sifted (113 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. Ad the butter and cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or fork. Add the diced apples.
  • In a separate bowl combine the applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and mix to make a shaggy dough.
  • Dump out onto a clean surface and knead with your hands gently to bring the dough into a ball.
  • Divide the dough in 2 and shape each into a disk about 1-2 inches tall. Cut each disk into 6 wedges.
  • Transfer wedges to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Brush with egg wash. Combine coarse sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake until tops begin to turn golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon and milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm or cool scones. Let sit 15 minutes for icing to set, then serve.
  • Scones are best served the day they are baked, but can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 2mg

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#EatSeasonal October

Seasonal produce is so great right now! Some of my blogging friends and I are taking on the challenge to eat seasonally. Check out what’s in season this month [11] and join us, won’t you?

Chai Spiced Apple Scones with Apple Cider Glaze [12] by Floating Kitchen

Smoky Pumpkin Black Bean Chili [13] by She Likes Food

Cheddar Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup [14] by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup [15] by Letty’s Kitchen

Roasted Delicata Squash, Fig and Persimmon Wild Rice Salad [16] by Flavor the Moments

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal [17] by JoyFoodSunshine

Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka [18] by Kitchen Confidante

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa and Lentil Salad [19] by Food for My Family

One-Skillet Zucchini Lasagna [20] by Vintage Mixer

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers [21] by Foodie Crush


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[12] Chai Spiced Apple Scones with Apple Cider Glaze: http://www.floatingkitchen.net/chai-spiced-apple-scones-with-apple-cider-glaze/

[13] Smoky Pumpkin Black Bean Chili: https://www.shelikesfood.com/smoky-pumpkin-black-bean-chili/

[14] Cheddar Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup: https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/cheddar-chipotle-sweet-potato-soup/

[15] Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup: https://www.lettyskitchen.com/instant-pot-red-velvet-beet-soup/

[16] Roasted Delicata Squash, Fig and Persimmon Wild Rice Salad: https://flavorthemoments.com/roasted-delicata-squash-fig-and-persimmon-wild-rice-salad

[17] Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/apple-cinnamon-baked-oatmeal/

[18] Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka: https://kitchenconfidante.com/spaghetti-squash-shakshuka

[19] Curried Cauliflower Quinoa and Lentil Salad: http://foodformyfamily.com/recipes/curry-cauliflower-quinoa-lentil-salad

[20] One-Skillet Zucchini Lasagna: http://www.thevintagemixer.com/one-skillet-zucchini-lasagna-recipe/

[21] Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers: https://www.foodiecrush.com/chicken-and-mushroom-stuffed-peppers-recipe/