Did I tell you I went apple picking over the weekend? We have a tradition to go every Columbus Day weekend (because that's when it seems like the apples are the ripest...: ). This year did not disappoint us. It was the most beautiful fall Saturday....
The sun was out and the air clear. I wore a light sweater and boots. Yup, I was feeling it!
I was on a quest to find the perfect apple, and I think I found it ♥
Looking at the apples in the trees all my heart kept saying was "pies, pies, pies".
I came home with so many apples....I have them coming out of my ears! My plan is to make pies of course, but what else? I'm in the mood to bake.
Where is a girl to turn when she needs inspiration? Pinterest of course! I put in a quick "apple" search and up popped a recipe for apple cinnamon scones. I've never made apple scones before so I thought I would give it a go. I'm so glad I did! These scones were super simple to make and the perfect compliment to my morning coffee (and I'm quite sure would be superb with tea also ♥)
And who doesn't love a scone, right? Because you shred the apple instead chopping it you end up adding a lot of juice so these scones are very moist and delicious! I whipped up the dough in under 15 minutes! Here's how in case you love apples & cinnamon & scones like me!
recipe from My Happy Place via Pinterest ♥
You will need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) chilled unsalted butter
2 apples, shredded
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
cinnamon & sugar for dusting....♥
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. I mixed mine with a whisk to get out any lumps.
Cube up the chilled butter and add to the flour mixture.
"aaahhh, sweet mystery of life at last I've found you...." -me to butter
With a pastry cutter or fork blend the butter and flour together until small crumbles form.
Hands work well too!
Add the shredded apples. Stir.
The recipe called for the apples to be peeled. Peeled the first one but left the skin on the second.
I don't think the skin made much difference, honestly.
Next time I will leave the skin on both ♥
Gradually add the milk, stirring until a dough forms.
*Do this slowly and cautiously. You don't want your dough to be too wet. I ended up using only about 1/4 cup of milk*
Save the rest of the milk to brush to scones with before baking.
Once the dough is formed, knead it gently and then place on your baking sheet.
Form it into a rectangle and cut into (8) wedges.
*Have extra flour handy to brush your hands with during this process. The dough will be sticky.
You've been warned : ) *
Brush with extra milk and sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon.
Into the oven she goes!
Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
Sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar if you like and enjoy!
I'm so happy I made these apple scones! They are yummy and will certainly be a seasonal favorite around here!
And now on to pies ♥
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start! I just be here dunking my scone into coffee if you need me....