Ellen's Devonshire Apple Scones with Plain Flour

These rough-shaped, cinnamon-spiced scones look more like rock cakes than conventional scones, and the chopped apple gives them a pleasant, moist texture.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 scones


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 medium apple - peeled, cored, and diced

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a baking sheet.

  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, and baking powder together in a bowl. Cut in butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender. Stir in brown sugar and apple, then stir in beaten egg.

  3. Drop the mixture into 12 round heaps on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You could also freeze the butter cubes until they're really cold, about 10 minutes. Then put them in the food processor with the flour mixture and use a couple of quick pulses to cut it in. The resulting mixture shouldn't congeal in a ball; it should resemble pea-sized crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* 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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