Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones Recipe
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Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones Recipe

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Cheese and sage go well with apples, so why not put them all in scones? These mini ones make a fall brunch, tailgate or party even more fun. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 mini scone: 109 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk egg, yogurt and 2 tablespoons milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in apple, cheese and sage.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Divide dough in half; pat each portion into a 6-in. circle. Cut each circle into eight wedges; cut each wedge in half.
  3. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining milk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 32 scones.
For regular-size scones: Do not cut wedges in half. Bake as directed, increasing baking time to 12-14 minutes. Yield: 16 regular scones
Originally published as Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p84

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Rhoni347 User ID: 6294550 255488
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"We loved them! I didn't make them mini since I wasn't feeding a crowd and they still turned out great. I served them with apple butter and sausage patties. Delicious."

CarolynMK User ID: 7776452 237480
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Oh my goodness! These are delicious! I hope to make them often! Thank you for sharing

Five stars from me!"

hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 236318
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"These are so good to make on a crisp fall morning. Highly recommended these!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 233987
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"I made these today for breakfast to go with my homemade apple butter. I did make a few changes, one thing that I always do is switch out half of the flour for whole wheat pastry flour. I also did not have vanilla yogurt so I used light sour cream and added 1 TB honey and 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract. They were very light and airy and just the right amount of savory and sweet."

KitLawson User ID: 7731010 233443
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Absolutely fabulous!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 128051
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Rich and tender. I would use more sage next time. My kids ate them just fine."

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