Tasty apple pie scones

Oct 12, 2021
Oh my giddy aunt, these apple pie scones are next level yummy! Source: Getty Images

Scones are a handy little treat to have. You can make a batch in next to no time, they can be sweet or savoury depending on your mood, and they’re great with a cuppa. In fact, there are a few other advantages to scones — share them with friends, keep them in the freezer — and at less than $5 per serve, these apple pie scones are great for the budget conscious.

Naturally, this particular recipe was inspired by the humble apple pie. I really liked the flavours of cinnamon, ginger and — of course — fresh apple. If you’re wondering about the type of apple to use for this apple pie scone recipe, the answer is ‘any kind’. I used a sweet variety (think Kanzi, Fuji, Royal Gala), but you could also use those varieties that have a sweet-tart balance (my mouth waters just thinking about them).

Serves 8.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 cups plain flour (plus a small amount for dusting)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 tbsp cold butter

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 210C.
  2. Wash the apple, cut it into quarters, then cut off the core from each piece. Use a box grater or large holed cheese grater to shred the apple.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, apple sauce, lemon juice, sugar, and shredded apple.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger. Once combined, add butter and work it into the flour until it resembles coarse, damp sand.
  5. Pour the apple egg mixture into the flour and butter bowl. Stir until a dough forms and no more dry flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 15cm wide, 4cm thick disc. Cut the disc into eight wedges.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cut scones on top. Bake scones for 18-20 minutes, or until they are just slightly golden brown on top. Allow the scones to cool completely.

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