Apple Cinnamon Scones {Guest Post}

An easy and flavorful recipe for apple cinnamon scones. Kick start your morning with a taste of Fall.

GUEST POST: Apple cinnamon scones by Katie’s Cucina

Apple Cinnamon Scones by Katie's Cucina on bakedbyrachel.comHi everyone! Today, I’m excited to share this recipe for apple cinnamon scones. My name is Katie and I blog at Katie’s Cucina.

I love eating scones and to be honest somehow always forget to make them! Once I’ve made them–I remind myself that I need to make them again… soon! Scones make for a great breakfast, a snack, a great dipper with coffee or tea, or even a dessert. They are so versatile and not overly sweet. Its a nice a cake like treat–not too sweet, but just right.

Apple Cinnamon Scones by Katie's Cucina on bakedbyrachel.com

I’ve made a few varieties of scones like my blueberry scones with lemon glaze and my orange-poppy scones for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (yes, I celebrated that at my office)! These apple cinnamon scones are fall in a few bites. Seriously, as they baked in my oven I couldn’t get over the smell and it reminded me that fall is around the corner. I live in Florida and fall weather really doesn’t arrive here until November, so at least a girl can dream. And I dream by food.

Apple Cinnamon Scones by Katie's Cucina on bakedbyrachel.com

So whether you live where the weather is still really warm or you are slowly starting to enjoy the cooler weather and the leaves changing you definitely need to make these apple cinnamon scones.

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Apple Cinnamon Scones

These apple cinnamon scones scream fall and are sure to warm hearts and bellies!

Ingredients:

2-3/4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
1 stick cold butter
1 granny smith apple, cored, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

In a stand mixer, mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and apple pie spice. Using the paddle attachment work in the butter just until the mixture is crumbly about 1-2 minutes on low. Then stir in the chopped apple and ground cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and applesauce. Then add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until all is moistened and holds together. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle a bit of flour on top of the parchment paper. Scrape the dough onto the floured parchment paper, and divide in half forming two--five inch circles about 3/4" thick. Using a bench knife, slice each circle into 6 wedges. Carefully pull the wedges away from the center to separate them just a bit; there should be about 1/2" space between them.

Mix together the coarse sugar and cinnamon. Brush each circle with the heavy cream and sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon topping.

Bake the scones for 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the scones from the oven, and place on a cooling rack. Make glaze: combine powdered sugar, water, and apple pie spice, mix well and pour over the scones. Serve warm.

Store leftover room temperature scones in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

Thank you again Rachel for having me today!

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I’m absolutely craving a scone now! Sounds like a perfect dish for a weekend brunch. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe, Katie! -Rachel

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Be sure to check out these other delicious apple recipes from Katie:
apple streusel cheesecake bars, apple & pear turnovers, and homemade apple sauce.


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12 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Scones {Guest Post}”

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    Javi Trulove — September 5, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Love scones, are perfect for tea time or just plain breakfast.. Simply love this

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    Tieghan — September 5, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I have never made scones, but I am thinking these would be a good one to start with! Bring on those fall apples!

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    Erin|The Law Student's Wife — September 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am such a sucker for scones, and this has me excited to go apple picking!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — September 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Ooooo, when I saw this that was my reaction. Cinnamon and apple is one of my favorite combos.

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    Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes — September 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I absolutely love scones and these sound perfect!! Such a great fall recipe!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — September 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Ohhh these are definitely going on my to-bake list!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — September 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Holy moly! All of these apple recipes sound amazing! I think we’re going to take a camping trip specifically to pick apples this year. Can’t wait to stock up and try some of these!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    All of these apple recipes are sounding soooo good….

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    Gaby — September 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Loving all of the apple recipes and these scones need to be on my breakfast menu for this weekend!!

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    carrie@bakeaholicmama — September 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

    These look awesome!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Even my husband loves a good scone recipe. This looks like a keeper!

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    Mary Ann — September 12, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I made these tonight, delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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