Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cinnamon Apple Scones

Simple yet full of spices; Cinnamon Apple Scones are sure to be a pleasant addition to you Autumn afternoon tea time.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in food processor. Turn on machine and mix.

When finished, add cubed cold butter into mixer, then blend until butter turns into little balls.

Pour mixture into bowl, add apples and optional walnuts.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs and 1/2 and 1/2. Pour into the flour and butter mixture. Stir until completely combined.
Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet. Lay out dough and press into a circle about a half an inch thick.

 Using a butcher knife or pizza cutter, cut eight triangles. Separate and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until top slightly browns.

Pull out of oven and let cool when fully baked.
To increase the sweetness, add frosting. Combine powder sugar, a little bit of water, and a bit of cinnamon to taste and stir. Once you achieve your desired consistency, drizzle frosting onto scone. The perfect sweet addition!

Nancy Jane

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