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Apple Scones

Heavenly Home Cooking
These apple scones are the perfect fall breakfast treat! They have everything you want in a scone. They're moist, tender, flaky, and have the delicious flavor of sweet apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon to boot. They also have an optional easy peasy glaze. With only 5 simple ingredients and one bowl, these guys are truly a no fuss wonder!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine English
Servings 8 scones
Calories 480 kcal



  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • cup dark brown sugar Packed. To measure, scoop sugar into a ¼ measuring cup for dry ingredients and press with the back of a spoon. Keep measuring and pressing until the sugar is packed to the top of the measuring cup.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup peeled and diced apples About medium apple. Sweet apple varieties like Fuji or red delicious are your best bet here.
  • cup heavy cream

Glaze (optional)

  • 1⅓ cup powdered sugar Also known as confectioner's sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Melted
  • tablespoon heavy cream Milk may be substituted.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 425 F (218 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and diced apple to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
    3 cups self-rising flour, ⅓ cup dark brown sugar, 1 cup peeled and diced apples, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Add heavy cream and stir until a stiff dough forms. You may need to knead the dough a little bit with your hands to incorporate all of the dry ingredients.
    1½ cup heavy cream
  • Turn dough onto countertop topped with parchment or wax paper. Form into a disc about 8 inches in diameter.
  • Cut into 8 triangles.
  • Place unbaked scones on prepared baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm with butter and jam as desired.
    Alternatively, allow them to cool completely then drizzle the optional glaze over the top.

Glaze (optional)

  • In a small shallow bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, cream, and vanilla extract. Thin as necessary with more cream.
    1⅓ cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1½ tablespoon heavy cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Drizzle the glaze over the top of cooled scones. Allow scones to rest a few minutes until the glaze is set.


Gluten Free Apple Scones - To make these pancakes gluten free, follow this gluten free scones recipe by King Arthur Flour substituting brown sugar for the granulated sugar, add the ground cinnamon and diced apples into the dry ingredients as instructed. The topping is already gluten free. Therefore you can make the topping as instructed here.
Sugar Free - Substitute Swerve products for the sugar used in this recipe: Swerve granulated sugar and Swerve brown sugar. (affiliate links)
All Purpose Flour - You can substitute all purpose flour for the self rising flour. Add 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Top Tips
Keep heavy cream in the refrigerator until ready to use. It should be added cold and not at room temperature.
After adding the heavy cream, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can lead to tough and chewy scones.
You may need to knead the dough a little bit with your hands to incorporate all of the dry ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 480kcal (24%)Carbohydrates: 67g (22%)Protein: 7g (14%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 13g (81%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mg (24%)Sodium: 23mg (1%)Potassium: 114mg (3%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 30g (33%)Vitamin A: 795IU (16%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 50mg (5%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 8 scones
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