Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coming Up Apples ...

Apples, apples, apples. Boy, do we have apples. Frozen apples, whole apples, sliced apples, apples still on the tree. Apples.

The lovely Sarah gave me a recipe for apple scones and I gave it a try. I was a bit nervous because I had never made scones and I know scones are either one of two things: good or not good.

These were good. I would venture to say they were perfect. Here is the recipe:

Apple Cream Scones*

2 c. flour
1 T baking powder
1 T sugar
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/4 c. milk (I used skim)
1/4 c. sour cream (I used non-fat)
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

If you have a food processor, pulse flour, powder, sugar, and salt in it. I do not have a food processor, and I just mixed it in a standing mixer. Add butter and pulse (or mix) until pea-sized.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Pour over flour mixture until just combined.

Turn mixture out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, form into an 8-inch circle that is 1-inch thick. Cut circle into 8 even pieces. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with 1-2 T cinnamon/sugar mixture (if you are just doing cream scones, sprinkle with plain sugar).

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bottom of scones are golden brown.

*Feel free to remove the apples and just have cream scones, or replace the apples with another fruit. I've eaten them before with peaches.


I should also mention that this was a surprisingly easy recipe to make. So easy, in fact, that I made 3 batches and put 2 in the freezer. I hope they taste as good after they've been frozen!


p.s. More apple recipes to come ...

3 comments:

  1. Another winner. We have more apples to use. I'm working on getting our rustic tart experiement up on the blog. After that we made applesauce which we are going to hopefully use to make donuts.

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  2. These look great! Right up my alley. I actually just made lemon blueberry scones for Bible study yesterday. *sigh* so good.

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  3. This sounds so good! I will have to try these. My favorite is fresh blueberries in my scones. Yum!

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