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Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter

Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter

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  • Yield: 15 scones
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 15 mins to 17 mins
  • Cool 5 mins

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  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped tart apple, such as Braeburn, Jonagold or Jonathan
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 16 -18 thin slices of unpeeled apple, such as Braeburn, Jonagold or Jonathan
  • Coarse sugar or granulated sugar
  • Spiced Maple Butter or honey


  1. Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1 cup finely chopped apple. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the 2 eggs and 3/4 cup whipping cream. Using a fork, stir egg mixture into flour mixture; stir until just moistened. Dough will be thick. Using a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop or measuring cup, scoop dough into mounds and place on prepared baking sheet. Don't flatten.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon whipping cream. Brush some of the mixture over the top of the dough mounds. Place an apple slice on top of each dough mound, pressing down until about 1-inch thick. Brush with remaining egg yolk/whipping cream mixture; sprinkle with additional sugar.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove scones from baking sheet. Cool slightly. Serve warm with Spiced Maple Butter. Makes 15 scones.

Spiced Maple Butter


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or mild honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon


  1. In a small mixing bowl beat butter, maple syrup and apple pie spice with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature. Makes 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter)

fiber (g) 1, calcium (mg) 91, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Potassium (mg) 76, sugar (g) 11, sodium (mg) 253, iron (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 93, Niacin (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 5, Folate (µg) 48, sat. fat (g) 11, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, vit. C (mg) 1, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 632, cal. (kcal) 297, Fat, total (g) 18, carb. (g) 30, Thiamin (mg) 0

Comments (2)

maxenfie wrote:
This recipe has too much flour for the liquid. I was frustrated in trying to make the batter stick together enough to put on baking sheet.
kwojta1 wrote:
Im not sure if my rating is going to come through correctly My rating for this recipe is 5 stars!!!! I made this recipe today and followed the recipe exactly as written and the scones were delicious! I used my food processor to combine the dry ingredients and butter (easy). I. The recipe indicated the dough was thick and it was! Just keep mixing and you will get all of the ingredients incorporated.

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