Rating: 4.19 stars
463 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 228
  • 4 star values: 140
  • 3 star values: 63
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 13

This has a terrific aroma and taste. These scones are perfect for tea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 scones
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter or margarine until crumbly. Add shredded apple and milk. Stir to form a soft dough.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Pat into two 6-inch circles. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Score each into 6 pie-shaped wedges.

  • Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes, or until browned and risen. Serve warm with butter.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 11.2mg; sodium 263.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (366)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Wow! These came out great... fluffy and not-too-sweet. HEADS UP--I needed to add about 1/4 cup less milk, or more flour, to given them a real scone-ish consistency. So quick and easy. I would recommend putting some spice into the batter, though, to liven them up... a cinnamon/ nutmeg/allspice combo worked great for me! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/15/2003
I don't know what went wrong. I used a tasty granny smith apple, and added apple pie spice to the dough, but there was just no flavor. I won't be making these again. Bummer. Read More
(28)
463 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 228
  • 4 star values: 140
  • 3 star values: 63
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Wow! These came out great... fluffy and not-too-sweet. HEADS UP--I needed to add about 1/4 cup less milk, or more flour, to given them a real scone-ish consistency. So quick and easy. I would recommend putting some spice into the batter, though, to liven them up... a cinnamon/ nutmeg/allspice combo worked great for me! Read More
(249)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
These scones are wonderful. I added cinnamon to the dough as many of you have. Instead of apples I used peaches and it turned out just delicious. I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
i was quite pleased with this formula. the recipe was clear and the end product disappeared before i could even officially serve it. no more Starbucks scones for this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2009
These are pretty good. If you want them to bake up a little better use 2 cups of self-rising flour vs. all purpose, 1/4 c. of sugar, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, 1 tsp. of cream of tartar, and 1/4 tsp. of salt. Freeze the butter and grate it on a cheese grater. I added 1/4 tsp. of nutgeg and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and vanilla. I always use half and half instead of milk. I used a red delicious apple and added 1/4 c. of raisins. These came out nice, but next time I might add two apples for more apple taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
I was hoping for the type of scone you find in coffee shops. The only reason why this fell short is because it has more of a cakey consistency. The apple was mild and it was not too sweet. Good warm with a little butter spread on top. Not hard to make! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2003
I don't know what went wrong. I used a tasty granny smith apple, and added apple pie spice to the dough, but there was just no flavor. I won't be making these again. Bummer. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
My first attempt at making scones and they turned out great! I really like this recipe it's easy & they are very moist. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2003
These were ok. The apple taste did not stand out so well and the apple I got was ripe. Perhaps I should have purchased a Granny Smith rather than a Fugi. I would make again as it isquick and good with some butter and jelly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
Amazing scones. This is my first attempt at making them. I ended up changing the recipe a bit: doubling the sugar, adding 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, as Kristiegreen suggested. Also, I added 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1/2 cup more flour than the recipe call for, as the dough came out really sticky. However, they came out tasting sweet and rich and I'd make them again in a second! Read More
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