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Apple Cheddar Scones Recipe

Apple Cheddar Scones Recipe

I serve these golden scones for brunch. Add a scoop of ice cream and they make a great dessert. —Jeanne Alexander, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 scones.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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Jennifer K User ID: 1475505 95767
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"This recipe is a family favorite! I make it exactly as written but sprinkle them with a bit more cheese on the tops before baking. Sometimes I bake them for a couple of extra minutes so that the cheese on the top gets nice and toasty."

KDE0514 User ID: 7460219 135469
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"I agree that there is too much buttermilk. Especially when you factor in the moisture from the apple. I baked these for an extra 15 minutes and they're still too moist."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 59072
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"I made the recipe exactly as written and had very good scones for breakfast. They do need a little more cheddar flavor. I used an extra sharp block from the grocery that I shredded myself, but maybe a more flavorful (and more expensive) aged cheddar would help."

lenorw User ID: 1105877 135433
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"Delicious! I ended up using only about 2/3 c buttermilk, so be careful. I used a mild cheddar and when I make again, I would use a sharper cheddar to bring out the flavor more, but they are delicious!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 135430
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I've wanted to try cheeses scones for awhile, so I tried this one. Very good. I had no problem with the buttermilk. I added the cheese & apple & mixed it in with the buttermilk. Thanks for sharing!"

andi0828 User ID: 4915452 205638
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2010

"I misread the directions and ended up adding the entire cup of buttermilk which made the mixture too moist to knead, however, the taste was incredible. My whole family loved them! They turned out to be more like apple cheddar biscuits, but they were delicious."

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