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.

Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 scones


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
23g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
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.

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