Orchard to Oven: Fresh Apple Cinnamon Chip Scones

After a morning of picking apples at Lyman Orchards, my toddler and I had a bag full of Macintosh and Honeycrisp apples to bake recipes with and enjoy eating as a snack.  We had a few remaining apples left and I discovered this recipe for Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones so I wanted to try it.  For a few weeks I searched for cinnamon chips in my local grocery stores but could not locate a bag.  Buying online was an option, but I really didn’t need 2 or more bags.  I started researching homemade cinnamon chip recipes and found one that worked out great.  The recipe makes a little more than what is needed for the recipe, but I’m sure you can find some creative ways to add them to another dessert.  This is now my favorite scone recipe and is perfect for a morning brunch, breakfast or afternoon coffee break!

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Recipe Source : Homemade Cinnamon Chips
Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour

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Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones Recipe

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 18-22 mins
Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 Cups - All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup - Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon - Apple Pie Spice (or ground cinnamon)
  • 1/2 Cup - Cold Butter (8 Tablespoons)
  • 3/4 Cup - Chopped fresh apple (peeled and cut into 1/4" size)
  • 3/4 Cup - Cinnamon Chips
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon - Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup - Applesauce, unsweetened
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 Tablespoons - Sugar (or white sparkling sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon

Method

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and apple pie spice
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter into the mixture and work together with your hands. It's ok if there are clumps on butter remaining
  3. Peel and chop one small apple and add to the dry ingredients
  4. Add cinnamon chips (store bought or homemade). Mix into dry ingredients
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and applesauce
  6. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined dough is formed
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment and sprinkle some flour on top
  8. Scrape the dough onto the floured parchment and divided in half. Gently pat and round each into a 5"-5.5" circle and 3/4" thick
  9. Make the topping: Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Brush each circle with milk and sprinkle with topping
  10. Using a knife or bench knife slice each circle into 6 wedges
  11. Carefully pull the wedges aways from the center to separate them just a little (1/2" space)
  12. For the highest rise place baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  13. Preheat to the oven to 425 degrees
  14. Bake for 18-22 minutes or golden brown. When you pull one away it should looked baked. Cool briefly on the baking sheet before serving. Enjoy

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