This post was intended to be about a new recipe for Cinnamon Bun Scones. Turns out the results were disappointing.
I should have trusted my instincts after suspecting the flour measurement in the recipe to be excessive which indeed proved to be the case.
Still interested in the idea of a Cinnamon Bun Scone I decided to go back to a tried and true recipe instead. The recipe for Raspberry Coconut Dark Chocolate Scones came to mind as the dough in this recipe is also rolled up cinnamon bun style and holds a delicious filling.
It seems my scones became a little more than Cinnamon Bun Scones ending up with more than a sugar and cinnamon filling. The addition of apples first started out as just an idea which turned out to be a very good one!
If you enjoy a really good scone and love apple pie it doesn’t get any better than this!
Apple Pie Scones
2 to 3 medium apples
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Chop apples to about 1/4 inch dice and place in a sauce pan with water.
- Gently simmer until they begin to soften.
- Thoroughly mix together sugar, corn starch and cinnamon then add to apples stirring constantly until thickened.
- Set mixture aside to cool.
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup caster sugar (aka superfine or fruit sugar)
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch baking soda
- In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Add the cold butter and with a pastry cutter mix it into the flour mixture.
- Mix together milk and yogurt.
- Add to butter/flour mixture and stir until the dough begins to come together.
- With palm press mixture down then fold over and press down again, repeat until most of the dough has come together.
- Place a piece of plastic wrap on counter and sprinkle with flour, place dough on plastic wrap and shape into a rough rectangle.
- Add a little flour on the top of dough and place another piece of plastic wrap on top.
- With rolling pin roll into a 8 X 11 inch rectangle.
- Remove top plastic wrap and spread apple filling over dough.
- Using bottom plastic wrap to help, roll dough as tight as possible to form a log shape.
- Twist the ends tightening the roll.
- Unwrap the plastic wrap and cut into 8 slices.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheet and brush with a little cream or milk.
- Bake in a preheated 450 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.
- Cool on rack and lightly dust with a little confectioner’s sugar.
Notes, Tips and Suggestions
- I omitted the milk and used a full cup of 3% yogurt instead.