Apple Scone Recipe

Hello everyone.  I spent the day in our kitchen cooking and baking for our family!  It is one of the things that I love most!  After all, fall is my favorite time of the year to be in the kitchen.  And with an overstock of apples, I decided to bake a batch of fresh apple scones.  I don't know why, but I have been craving these for a while now.  

Don't you just love the scent of fall in your kitchen?  What can be better than a fresh cup of coffee and a moist and flavorful Apple Scone on a cool autumn afternoon!  You just know that it's going to be the perfect day...

Today, I am happy to share this easy and yummy recipe that I whipped up this morning.  Fresh diced apple with orange zest complement each other beautifully. The maple glaze takes these scones to the next level.  I must confess, these beauties might just be my new favorite treat with my morning coffee.  So give them a try.  I know you will thank me later!!!

  • TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.                                  YIELD:12 servings

  • Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
    • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 cup cold butter 
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 cup fresh chopped apples (I used two apples for mine)
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
    • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

    • 1.  In a bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in butter. Stir in the buttermilk just until combined. Fold in the cranberries and orange peel. Turn onto a floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a ball and pat into a 6-in. circle.
    • 2.  Cut each circle into six wedges. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over scones. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.

  • Maple Glaze
    • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
    • to 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
    • Pinch of salt

  • Now, it’s time to pour a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy these delicious Apple Scones.
  • Thank you for taking the time to  visit me.  I truly appreciate your continued blogging friendship.
  • Have a great week.
  • Janet

  • Comments

    1. You had me at apples, orange zest, and maple glaze. Very nice!

    2. Oh Janet, doesn't that look yummy??? It's perfect for breakfast and for afternoon tea. I bet your home smelled absolutely
      wonderful baking those scones! MMMMMMM! Thanks for sharing your recipe - I always enjoy trying new variations.

      Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

      1. Hello Michele,

        Thank you so much. And yes, the house smelled amazing when I was baking these delicious scones. Please give them a try.

        Wishing you a lovely week,


    3. Bonjour,

      En admirant vos photos et en lisant votre recette, cela me donne envie de déguster cette douceur.
      Merci pour le partage.

      Gros bisous 🌸

      1. Bonjour Martine,

        Thank you for visiting me sweet friend. You are very kind.



    4. Pinned! Sounds amazing! :)

      I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

      Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    5. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.


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