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Apple Cheddar Scones

 Apple Cheddar Scones
Jeanne Alexander of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia serves these golden scones for brunch. Add a scoop of ice cream and they make a great dessert.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced peeled apples

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until
  • moistened. Gently fold in the cheese and apples. Turn onto a floured
  • surface; knead 10 times.
  • Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and
  • place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8
  • scones.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 253 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.