Moist Spiced Apple Scones

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Recipe: #35721

September 18, 2020

"From Pillsbury, Healthy Baking. These are good!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (108.1 g)
  • Calories 249.3
  • Total Fat - 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 121.5 mg
  • Sodium - 205.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 15.7 g
  • Protein - 7.4 g
  • Calcium - 119.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; mix well.

Step 3

Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 4

Stir in the apples.

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, buttermilk and egg; mix well.

Step 6

Add to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.

Step 7

The dough will be sticky.

Step 8

Place the dough on the cookie sheet.

Step 9

With wet fingers, shape it into an 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick.

Step 10

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top of the dough.

Step 11

With a sharp knife, score the top surface into 8 wedges, cutting about 1/4-inch deep.

Step 12

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 13

Cut into wedges.

Step 14

Serve warm.

Step 15


Step 16

One reviewer on another site said this:

Step 17

Not having any dried apple I used half of a very fresh and juicy Gala. I used just half to inhibit the moisture addition as much as possible and I diced it very small to spread the moisture out to avoid big wet apple chunks. Well, the recipe still worked beautifully.


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Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use unsweetened applesauce for this recipe.
  • If you don't have dried apples, you can use a fresh, juicy apple instead. Dice it small to spread out the moisture and avoid large wet chunks.

  • Substitute fresh apple for dried apple - This substitution will add a burst of freshness and juicy sweetness to the scones, while still providing the same texture and flavor.
  • Substitute butter for margarine - This substitution will add a richer flavor and creamier texture to the scones, while still providing the same flavor profile.

Cranberry Scones Substitute 1 cup of chopped dried cranberries for the chopped dried apple, and use cranberry juice instead of buttermilk.

Maple-Glazed Carrots: This simple side dish pairs perfectly with the warm and spicy flavors of the Moist Spiced Apple Scones. The sweetness of the maple syrup complements the apples and spices, while the carrots add a hint of earthiness that helps to balance out the flavors.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to the Moist Spiced Apple Scones. The sweetness of the potatoes complements the sweetness of the apples and spices, while the earthy flavor of the potatoes adds a nice depth and balance to the dish.


Q: Can I use fresh apples instead of dried apples?

A: Yes, you can use fresh apples instead of dried apples. However, you may want to dice the fresh apples into small pieces and reduce the amount of apples to avoid adding too much moisture to the recipe.

Q: Can I use a different type of nut instead of walnuts?

A: Yes, you can use a different type of nut such as pecans, almonds, or cashews instead of walnuts. However, the texture and flavor of the recipe may be slightly different.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The traditional scone recipe is said to have originated in Scotland during the 1500s. It is believed to have been created by the wives of King James I, and was served with clotted cream and jam.

Fun Fact 2: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a fan of scones and has even featured them in some of his cooking shows. He believes that scones should be served warm with butter, cream, and jam.