Apple Cinnamon Scones
We call these our fancy breakfast biscuits. These scones are moist, flaky and bursting with apple and cinnamon flavor. We even added our own creation of decorative icing for a little flair.
- 1 cup grated apple (we shredded it in our food processor)
- 2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour + 2-4 tablespoons for your hands and work surface
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg (more if you like the nutty flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
- dash of salt
- 1/2 cup of butter, cold
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of greek or full fat plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wacky Apple Icing:
- 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of Wacky Apple Apple Juice
- dash of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate the apples with a grater or food processor. Set aside. In a large bowl or your food processor, add dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt). Mix to combine or pulse to combine with your food processor. Add the butter. If using a bowl, cut in the butter until its the size of large marbles and then use your hands to knead it in. It will feel like wet sand. If you are using a food processor, pulse until it gets to the “wet sand” consistency. In a small bowl add the wet ingredients (egg, yogurt, vanilla). Pour wet mixture over the dry and fold until combined. Don’t overmix. Add the apples and fold in. Again, don’t overmix or dough will be dry.
Sprinkle a clean surface with a tablespoon of flour and lightly coat hands. Place dough onto surface and form into an 8-inch round. Dough will be sticky so sprinkle a bit more flour to make it manageable and until it comes into a nice round. With a large knife, cut the dough into 8 equal size wedges. With a spatula, transfer each wedge to the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart from eachother.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until scones are lightly golden in color. Check them around 15 minutes to make sure the bottoms aren’t burning. Oven times will vary depending on which apple variety you chose. Allow scones to cool 10 minutes.
Prepare the icing. Place powdered sugar, juice and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Depending on desired consistency don’t hesitate to play with the sugar and juice ratios to get your desired consistency. Drizzle scones with icing. Enjoy!