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Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

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 scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
For regular-size scones: Do not cut wedges in half. Bake as directed, increasing baking time to 12-14 minutes. Makes: 16 regular scones.
Nutrition Facts
1 mini scone: 109 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Juliet
    Sep 22, 2019

    I made this and followed the directions and it was delicious. The second time I made it changed it up a bit. I added 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice (I will add more next time) and Instead of sprinkling the sugar on top I poured the sugar in a bowl and after brushing with milk I dunked the top the scone in the sugar for extra sweetness and crunch! It was delicious lots of flavor.

  • hkarow9713
    Feb 12, 2019

    These are my favorite scones to make. They have such a unique yet amazing flavor; so fluffy and tender too. The savoriness of the cheese is so well complimented by the sage and sweet sugar. A family favorite!

  • angmclanc
    Jun 8, 2017

    Apples, sage, cheddar, so addictive!

  • Rhoni347
    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
    Nov 16, 2015

    Oh my goodness! These are delicious! I hope to make them often! Thank you for sharingFive stars from me!

  • danielleylee
    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
    Sep 25, 2015

    Absolutely fabulous!

  • matteliz
    Oct 16, 2014

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