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Caramel Apple Scones Recipe

Caramel Apple Scones Recipe

A drizzle of caramel complements the apple and whole wheat flavors of these rustic-looking scones. —Arlene Cook, Bainbridge, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the cream, egg yolk and vanilla; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in apple. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
  • 2. Pat into a 5-in. circle. Cut into four wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle with caramel topping. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 278 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 393 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.