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Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter)

297 calories; 18 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 253 mg sodium. 76 mg potassium; 30 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 632 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 48 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 91 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Spiced Maple Butter

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  • 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.

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