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5 from 2 votes

Apple Scones Recipe

Delicious scones made with apples and spice, perfect a steaming cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast or snack
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 12 scones
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 ¾ C all-purpose flour with a little extra for the baking pan
  • C sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ¾ t salt
  • ¼ t ground ginger
  • ¼ t ground nutmeg
  • ¼ t cinnamon
  • ¼ lb cold butter
  • 2 C apples diced
  • 3 eggs large
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 T coarse sugar for topping


  • Preheat oven to 425º
  • Whisk together first seven ingredients.
  • Cut butter into the flour. The mixture should be crumb-like.
  • In another bowl, whisk together apple pieces, eggs, and milk.
  • Add wet and dry ingredients until they hold together.
  • The mixture may seem somewhat dry, but keep stirring until combined.
  • Sprinkle flour on the baking sheet.
  • Place dough on the pan and divide into 2 5-inch rounds about ¾ inch thick.
  • Run a large knife under cold water and then cut each round into 6 pieces.
  • Separate pieces so you have about a half-inch between scones.
  • Sprinkle the apple spice scones with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg