Apple-Stilton Scones

Add another layer of flavor to these tender apple scones by drizzling them with chile-infused hot honey.

Apple-Stilton Scones on pink-white stripe background with small gravy bowl of hot honey
Photo: Dera Burreson
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
12 scones


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, cut up

  • ½ cup finely chopped apples

  • ½ cup crumbled Stilton or blue cheese

  • 1 egg

  • cup applesauce

  • cup sour cream

  • Milk

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in apples and cheese. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, applesauce, and sour cream. Add to flour mixture. Stir with a fork just until moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently using 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each half to a 6-inch circle. Cut each into 6 wedges.

  4. Place dough wedges 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle with chives. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm.

Chile-Infused Hot Honey

Drizzle with purchased hot honey or make your own by stirring 1 tsp. crushed red pepper into 1/4 cup honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Folate, total 53.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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