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Apple Cinnamon Scones

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


 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


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


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


  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add 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.


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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