Almond, Apple Cinnamon Scones


I especially enjoy these scrumptious scones--bursting with apples, cinnamon and almonds--on a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea. Because they're made with yogurt and no butter, they're a good fit for everyone's palates. Hope you enjoy them, too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons shortening, chilled

  • 2 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Use two forks or a pastry blender to cut in the shortening with the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse corn meal. Stir in the chopped apples.

  3. Whisk 1 egg, yogurt, milk, and almond extract together in a small bowl until smooth. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture just until blended. Gather the dough, and place the dough on a lightly floured surface; knead 4 to 5 times. Pat dough into a 7 inch diameter circle about 1 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into 8 wedges, and place on prepared baking sheet.

  4. To make the scone topping, whisk the milk and 1 egg together in a small bowl. Brush tops of scones with the egg mixture. Sprinkle each scone with cinnamon sugar and almonds.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until tops are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
13g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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