Happy Sunday! I am happy to share with you this scone recipe I have been eating for many mornings. It’s so nice to be able to make a batch of scones or muffins and be able to grab one while running out the door in the morning. These apple and cheddar scones are a new favorite. They have yummy chunks of sweet apple paired with the sharpness of cheese making these scones great for those indecisive about having a savory or sweet breakfast. I also love the sliced apple and thyme on top, it makes these scones look a lot more impressive than they actually are (in effort!). Enjoy guys!
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Apple & Cheddar Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 apple, peeled cored and diced
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 6 thinly sliced apple wheels
- warmed honey
- fresh minced thyme
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Cut cold cubes of butter into the flour mixture until the butter is completely incorporated and the mixture has obtained a mealy texture.
- Add the cheese, apple and black pepper and mix together until well combined.
- Fold in the buttermilk and mix together until just combined and the mixture has formed into dough.
- Form the dough into a 1 ½ inch thick rectangle and cut into 6 squares.
- Top each scone with an apple wheel and gently press into scone. Place scones onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the scones puff up and the tops just start to brown.
- Remove from oven and gently brush apple wheels with warm honey and sprinkle with thyme. Allow scones to cool, about 10 minutes. Serve.
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I just made the dough. Haven’t baked. But I followed all the measurements exactly. And there wasn’t enough buttermilk to bring the dough together. Is a half a cup the correct amount? I had to add around 1/3c more to get it to come together.
do you know if they would freeze well? I need to bake something ahead for next weekend…
Yes, these freeze quite well!
So delicious, will make again! Just might cut back or omit the ground pepper.Thanks!
these are delicious! I made mini ones for apps/the thanksgiving table and added freshly chopped spring onion.
I’ve made these 3 times. They’re as good as they look and easy to make. Plus they’re great as a portable breakfast. My only quibble is the amount of pepper – but that’s a matter of taste.
These look amazing! Can’t wait to give them a try!!!
Looks too good not to try!
These look AMAZING!!
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
It’s like apple pie but better because it is not messy and does not require a fork. Can’t wait to take a bite out of one of these!!!
Lindsey @ Lou Lou Biscuit
Apples and cheese were (ok maybe still are) one of my favorite afternoon snacks when I was a kid. What a brilliant idea for a scone flavor. Delicious! I love the little apple ring on top! Too perfect.
Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious
I used to work in a cafe bakery and sometimes we’d score some of the French bread loaves and stuff in cheddar cheese and jalapeños. Sweet and savory. Love it.
Rebecca@Figs and Pigs
Yes these sound an look incredible cheddar and apple scones with loads of butter on delicious
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
One of my fav flavour combinations! These look delicious!
Not only is this scone a beauty, it’s also sweet/savory aka my favorite kind!