Apple scones recipe

Post Christmas and New Year festivities, I am trying to re-introduce a little bit of healthy food! These apple scones are the perfect balance between a holiday treat and a fruity snack.


  • 1 large apple
  • 75g butter
  • 375g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk
  • Peel and dice the apple
  • Heat 25g of the butter in a saucepan, then add the apple and cook gently for 5 minutes until softened
  • Put the flour, half the cinnamon and 50g of the sugar in a bowl
  • Cut the remaining butter into pieces then add to the flour mixture. Rub between your fingers to make tiny crumbs
  • Add the cooked apples and the beaten egg then slowly stir in the milk to make a soft dough
  • Tip out onto a floured surface, knead lightly then roll out to approx 1 inch thick
  • Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and brush the tops with milk
  • Mix the remaining sugar ands cinnamon together then sprinkle over the tops of the scones
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes at 200*C, cool and serve with jam (and cream if you feel naughty)
So here is the age-old question. Cream or jam first?!


  1. January 3, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Love scones but they have to be plain scones covered in clotted cream then jam

  2. January 4, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    As I mentioned on Twitter, these have given me serious cravings! Thanks very much for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. Please do join in! 😀

  3. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 2, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    These look lovely – I love scones!

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