Apple Cinnamon Scones

apple cinnamon scones

Apple Cinnamon Scones just sound like autumn, right? I decided to give the can’t miss combination of apples and cinnamon a try in scone form. It worked beautifully and was a hit with my family. I encourage you to give it a try. It will make the house smell great and give you that “autumn is in the air” feeling!

This recipe uses fresh chopped apple. The scones will be moist. Store any leftover scones in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 TBSP baking powder

3 TBSP sugar

1/2 tsp salt

6 TBSP chilled butter

1/2 cup whole milk or half & half

1 egg

1 small sweet apple such as Gala or Fuji

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 TBSP milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until pieces are the size of peas or smaller.
  3. In a separate small bowl whisk together whole milk (or half & half) and egg.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk-egg mixture.
  5. Using a fork, blend the wet and dry ingredients together.
  6. Cut apple into small dice, leaving skin on is fine. Mix into dough.
  7. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead a few times.
  8. Pat into a 10″ circle and cut into 8 wedges.
  9. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Transfer to cooling rack.
  11. Mix powdered sugar and 1 TBSP milk to form glaze. Mix with whisk. Add additional milk, 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. Glaze should be thick. Drizzle over cooled scones and allow to dry.

Baking Powder Biscuits

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After making the Pear Honey jam, I had to make some fresh baking powder biscuits to hold the delicious sweet spread.  This is the recipe I use, and it makes about 15-18 biscuits.  I’ve made these a lot over the past month and I now think it’s just as easy as using Bisquick and produces a much better biscuits.

Here is what you need:

  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1½ c. whole milk
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter.
  4. Make a well in the center and pour in milk.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead 10 times.
  7. Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness.
  8. Cut with a 3″ biscuit cutter.
  9. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 14 minutes or until tops are golden brown.