Scones/ Treats

Apple Cinnamon Scones

September 25, 2019
apple cinnamon scones

As the weather turns colder, you can’t help but get in the fall spirit. As much as I hate saying goodbye to summer and the warm weather, I do enjoy Fall. If it wasn’t for the fact Fall meant winter’s just around the corner, I would probably love it a little more. My Apple Cinnamon Scones are tasty, and the spices warm you up. It is a perfect snack with a warm cup of tea, or even coffee if that’s your thing. My kids love these scones, which makes things easier for me.

Apple Cinnamon Scones:

apple cinnamon sconesThe thing to remember with scones is that the butter needs to be cold; this gives the flaky texture. To help prevent the scones from spreading in the oven, you need to make sure you put them in the freezer for at least half an hour. For more flavour, I recommend using a tart baking apple like Granny Smith or Honey Crisp.

I like to top my scones with a cinnamon glaze. For the glaze instructions, check out my post about glazes.

When I make scones, I usually cut them into triangles. This is easier, and I don’t mind having a large scone. With these Apple Cinnamon Scones, I decided to use a 2 inch round cutter to make smaller round scones because these are a little sweeter.

The smaller scones were my preference, but you can cut them into triangles as I did for my Rhubarb Strawberry Scones. I like to cut the apples into small cubes, the apples may look a little large, but they will shrink in the oven.



If you use a cutter for the recipe, it makes between 19-20 scones, though the last scone is usually a lumpy little thing made up of the scrapes. I don’t like to waste perfectly got scone batter, so I don’t mind making a not so pretty scone. I foresee this quickly becoming a recipe that I make fairly often.  It’s an easy recipe to make, so I hope that you enjoy making them as much as I do.

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Other recipes you may enjoy:

Pumpkin Scones

Classic Banana Bread

Cherry Almond Oat Shortbread Cookies

apple cinnamon scones

Apple Cinnamon Scones

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By Teresa Serves: 19-20
Prep Time: 15 min. + 30 min. cooling time Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups (405g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (25g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (180g) cold butter
  • 2 medium sized apples*
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp milk



In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add the butter in small cubes and cut it into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender, or two knives until it forms coarse crumbs.


Measure out the milk and add vanilla extract


Add apples to the large bowl and stir in milk.


Stir until everything comes together or as close to it. Knead by hand for a couple of minutes.


Turn out one section onto a lightly floured surface and flatten the dough until it is approx. 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick.


Using a round cutter cut out scones. Any scrapes you can reform into a ball and repeat the process until the dough is used up.


Place scones a baking pan lined with parchment. Freeze for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 400℉


Once the oven is preheated, take the scones out of the oven a brush the tops with whipping cream and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar** mixture.


Bake for 20 minutes and let cool completely.


Drizzle the tops with a cinnamon glaze.


* for the apples you want something that will hold its shape when cooked. I use Gala, Smitten, or Granny Smith. **cinnamon-sugar mixture is 2 tbsp of sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon


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