Recipes and Cooking Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter Make fall breakfasts a treat to look forward to with these easy baked apple scones. Spread on a spiced maple butter just before serving to help hold these crumbly scones together. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 10, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 scones Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 cup finely chopped tart apple, such as Braeburn, Jonagold, or Granny Smith 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup heavy cream 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1 small Braeburn, Jonagold, or Jonathan apple, cored and thinly sliced Coarse sugar or granulated sugar 1 recipe Spiced Maple Butter or honey Spiced Maple Butter ½ cup butter, softened 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup or 2 Tbsp. mild honey ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a very large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. In a large bowl combine the first five ingredients (through salt). Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1 cup finely chopped apple. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a small bowl combine the 2 eggs and 3/4 cup heavy cream. Using a fork, stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Divide in half. Pat or lightly roll each half into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl combine the egg yolk and 1 Tbsp. heavy cream. Brush some of the yolk mixture over wedges. Arrange apple slices on top of wedges, pressing lightly to adhere. Brush with remaining yolk mixture; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Remove and serve warm with Spiced Maple Butter. Spiced Maple Butter In a small bowl stir together the butter, maple syrup, and apple pie spice until smooth. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature. Makes 2/3 cup. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 372 Calories 23g Fat 38g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 372 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 105mg 35% Sodium 359mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 15g Protein 5g Vitamin C 1mg 5% Calcium 100mg 8% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 95mg 2% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 60.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.