Apple Cinnamon Scones


Now that the rain has official begun on Mercer Island, cozy mornings are more important than ever! Last weekend we went on our Annual Trip to the Apple Orchards and I have been busy trying out new recipes to use up our bounty. I made these Apple Cinnamon scones a few days ago and I think that they are my best scones yet! Lucia has really developed a taste for scones and even asks for them by name. It makes me so happy to make something for her that I know she likes, and wants!

Apple Cinnamon Scones

for the scones

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 cup vanilla sugar (vanilla sugar recipe found here) can substitute regular sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

12 tablespoons butter, diced

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 eggs

1 medium apple, diced (should yield about 1 1/4 cup- 1 1/2 cup)

for the glaze

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

2 tablespoons half and half or milk

Preheat your oven to 400°F. In your KitchenAid mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until blended. Add the butter and mix until butter is the size of peas. Add the cream and eggs and mix until combined. Add the diced apples and blend in with a spatula. Turn dough out onto a floured board. Shape dough into a disk, about 8 inches diameter. Cut into 8 pieces and place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 13-17 minutes or until scones are slightly browned. While scones cool, make the glaze. Mix the powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean paste, and half and half in a small bowl. Drizzle over the warm scones and sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.

My apple yielded about 1 and 1/4 cups of diced apples

Ready for the oven

#Scones #Breakfast #Recipes #Apples #ApplePicking #Autumn

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