Apple Cinnamon Scones

These Apple Cinnamon Scones are filled with chopped apples, fall spices, and are incredibly tender and delicious! They are the perfect fall breakfast or snack.

a white plate with two apple cinnamon scones and a sheet pan with scones on a marble board

Honestly, Fall is my absolute favorite season, and this apple scone recipe is always a MUST-HAVE around our house! It’s totally the perfect way to use all those wonderful fresh apples that are hitting the supermarket shelves and farmers’ market stands.

Trust me on this. If you can get to a farmers market, the apples are plentiful and sooooo delicious!

Gosh, and they smell even more amazing than ones you can get in a supermarket.

I CAN’T WAIT!

Okay, anyways… Back to the recipe.

two scones on a white plate with one broken open

The tartness of the Granny Smith Apples and the sweet spiciness of the cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and cloves make these scones equally good with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

In my family, everybody literally has their own preference.

Caylie likes to dunk hers in coffee; Ian likes to dunk his in milk; and I like to have mine along with a nice creamy cappuccino. Seriously, these scones go with anything!

Okay, maybe not anything. I wouldn’t recommend munching on these with a glass of orange juice.

But you get my point.

two scones on a white plate on a marble board with a sheet pan of scones

Really just the smell of these scones baking evokes the magic of fall.

If I close my eyes, I can feel a chill of autumn air in midst of the sweltering heat of South Florida.

Okay but seriously, It’s 90 degrees outside right now. I have my air conditioning turned on full blast to recreate the feeling of fall!

How to make apple cinnamon scones

The first and most important step is gathering your ingredients before you start!

bowls of flour, sugar, apple sauce, cinnamon chips, eggs, vanilla, apple pie spice, butter, and baking powder on a marble board

Now, line your baking sheets with parchment paper and give them a light coating of cooking spray (or use a silpat), and set them aside to use later.

Once you have that done, combine the coarse sugar and apple pie spice for the topping and set it aside.

Next combine the eggs, apple sauce, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Set it aside.

Now, whisk the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) together and grate the cold butter into it. Lightly toss that, stir in the apples and cinnamon chips.

Now add the wet ingredients. Mix only to blend. Do NOT overwork. You just want all the dry ingredients wet.

Divide dough in half. Lightly form one half into a ball and place on floured surface. Roll, or pat, into a circle about 1/2″ thick. Cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Place on prepared pan.

Repeat with the second half of the dough.

Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture you set aside earlier.

Put the scones in the freezer to chill for half an hour and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. It takes about 20 minutes for these to bake.

baked apple cinnamon scones on a sheet pan

Freezing and reheating scones

Unless you are feeding a crowd, this recipe makes too many for one meal! But there is no need to worry.

These scones freeze beautifully! Just make sure you seal them in a zip top freezer bag.

two scones on a white plate with a grey napkin on a marble board

Also, to reheat, there area couple of options!

If you’re not in a hurry, take the scones out of the freezer and let them thaw. (You could do this the night before.) Wrap in aluminum foil and heat in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. (This way is best to retain their texture.)

Or, if you’re you are in a hurry, the microwave works just fine! It takes about 1 minute in my microwave. Just make sure you only heat up one at a time this way.

two scones with one broken open on a white plate with a grey napkin on a marble board

Expert tips

  • Make sure the butter is cold.
  • Use parchment or silpat to prevent the bottoms from over browning.
  • Do NOT overwork the dough! It’ll make it tough.
  • Do NOT skip the freezer! It matters!
  • 2 cups chopped apple equals 1 large apple or 1 1/2 medium apples

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a white plate with two apple cinnamon scones and a sheet pan with scones on a marble board

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Traci
These Apple Cinnamon Scones are filled with chopped apples, fall spices, and are incredibly tender and delicious! They are the perfect fall breakfast or snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon apple pie spice
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup boiled cider
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 Tablespoons coarse sugar
  • teaspoon apple pie spice

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 °F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine 4 Tablespoons coarse sugar and ⅔ teaspoon apple pie spice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and apple pie spice together in a large bowl.
  • Grate in butter (or cut it in with a pastry blender).
  • Stir in apples and cinnamon chips.
  • Whisk together eggs, vanilla, and applesauce.
  • Pour over flour mixture.
  • Stir just to combine.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a circle and cut each into 8 wedges.
  • Place wedges on parchment paper lined (or use a silpat) pans.
  • Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with spice/sugar mixture.
  • Put in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through.

Notes

  • Make sure the butter is cold.
  • Use parchment or silpat to prevent the bottoms from over browning.
  • Do NOT overwork the dough! It'll make it tough.
  • Do NOT skip the freezer! It matters!
  • 2 cups of chopped apple equals 1 large apple or 1 1/2 medium apples

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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