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Moist Apple Scones with Maple Glaze

These Apple Scones are deliciously tender and perfectly moist! Studded with sweet, juicy apples and fragrant cinnamon, they are an easy fall treat that’s made with basic pantry ingredients. They bake up golden brown and slightly crisp on the edges, just begging for a generous drizzle of maple glaze! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 301kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon butter very cold and cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • ½ cup apples peeled if desired and chopped into ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream + more to brush the tops
  • 1 recipe of Easy Maple Glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor (or stand mixer), combine the dry ingredients. Add the cold butter and pulse (or mix on medium-low) until the mixture resembles damp sand.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, 3 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoon butter
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl (or leave in the stand mixer bowl). Stir in the chopped apples. Then add the cream and mix with a rubber spatula until the dough begins to form. It will look dry and shaggy, but will together in the next step.
    ½ cup apples, 1 cup heavy cream
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5-10 seconds, or until the dough fully comes together.
  • Pat the dough into a circle that is about ¾ inch thick and 7.5 inches wide. Cut into 8 even wedges.
  • Refrigerate the scones for 15 minutes. Brush the tops with about 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
  • While scones are baking, make the maple glaze. Drizzle on lightly cooled scones and serve.
    1 recipe of Easy Maple Glaze
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Tips & Tricks
  • Avoid over mixing and overworking to keep the scones soft and tender.
  • Use very cold butter and cream. This will help the dough rise and make the scones fluffy. 
  • Don’t skip the chilling time. It really ensures that they stay fluffy in the middle and rise tall instead of spreading.
Make Ahead Instructions
You can make these scones and store them in the fridge for up to one day, unbaked and covered tightly. Then bake as directed. 
Freezing Instructions
You can freeze the raw scones on a cookie sheet, then store in a zipper bag. Bake from frozen, adding an additional 1-3 minutes. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg