Caramel Apple Scones for Breakfast… or Any Time!

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Scones are among my favorite types of snacks for various reasons. They’re easy to make, a batch can be baked in a hurry, and they make great company along with a steeping cup of tea.

Caramel and apples make a delightful combination- so why not bake up some deliciousness, in scone form? Get the recipe: https://foodal.com/recipes/breakfast/caramel-apple-scones/

In fact, scones were one of the first recipes I played around with when I just started baking years ago, and until today they remain a snack that I often bake when I’m hungry for something sweet.

Do you love apples, gooey caramel, and the flavor of warming spices? These delectable caramel apple scones are filled with fresh apple chunks and just a hint of cinnamon. A batch of these sweet treats can be made in just 40 minutes, and they are a great way to indulge at tea time or breakfast with minimal effort. Get the recipe on Foodal today!

Today, we’re making caramel apple scones to celebrate one of our favorite seasonal fruits. But the best part is, apples are available year-round and they make an excellent storage fruit through the winter – so these delicious baked goods can be enjoyed any time!

Caramel Apple Scones with Granny Smith Apple | Foodal.com

These sweet treats are firm but moist. They are filled with chunks of chopped apples, and a hint of cinnamon brings out the amazing taste of the fruit.

Depending on your preference, you can either cut the dough into wedges like I did (in the same way that you would slice a pizza), or cut it into small circles to make round scones.

Caramel Apple Scones | Foodal.com

I personally like them in wedges for this recipe because I think they look even prettier when they’re drizzled with caramel. Most importantly, make sure to flour your knife or cookie cutter before cutting so the dough doesn’t stick to it.

Caramel Apple Scones make the perfect fall breakfast, a delightful teatime snack, or a delicious anytime treat! We share the recipe: https://foodal.com/recipes/breakfast/caramel-apple-scones/

Once baked, allow them to cool slightly before drizzling the sweet, sticky caramel over them. You can make your own caramel at home (and even your own caramel candies in the same batch) if you prefer, but I find it more convenient and simply easier to use store bought caramel.

Caramel and apples are a classic combination that’s so delicious in scone form. And sure, the sweet sauce topping is optional… but I think you’ll be missing out if you skip it!

A full batch of these scones can be made in just 40 minutes. And while they are easy to make, they certainly look impressive with the delectable caramel drizzled on top.

Caramel Apple Scones Cooling on a Wire Rack | Foodal.com

Are you drooling already? Head straight to the recipe and bake a batch today!

The Recipe

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Firm, moist caramel apple scones filled with chopped apple chunks and a lovely hint of cinnamon. The perfect breakfast, snack, or teatime indulgence!
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
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Caramel Apple Scones
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Firm, moist caramel apple scones filled with chopped apple chunks and a lovely hint of cinnamon. The perfect breakfast, snack, or teatime indulgence!
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped green apple (Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup store bought caramel for drizzling (or homemade caramel sauce)
Servings: scones
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt together.
  3. Grate the cold butter with a box grater and scatter it over the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour mixture until you get a crumbly mixture that resembles coarse sand.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the heavy cream, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract together. Combine with the dry ingredients and stir together until a firm dough domes together. Gently fold in the chopped apple pieces until they are evenly distributed.
  5. Using floured hands, form the dough into a ball and transfer it to a floured surface. Flatten the dough into a 2-inch-thick disc and cut it into 8 even wedges (like you would slice a pizza). You can also cut out the dough into small circles if you prefer.
  6. Place the wedges at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until they are firm.
  7. Drizzle caramel over the scones just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information*

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Potassium 184mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 22g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 13%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cooking By the Numbers…

Step 1 –Prepare the Mise en Place

Caramel Apple Scones Ingredients | Foodal.com

Get your ingredients ready.

Measure out the ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, cold butter, heavy cream, egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and caramel.

Peel, core, and chop the apples into small pieces.

Prepping Apples to Make Scones | Foodal.com

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 – Prepare the Dough

Whisking Dry Ingredients to Make Caramel Apple Scones | Foodal.com

Whisk the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl to combine.

Grate the cold butter with a box grater and scatter it over the flour mixture.

Cutting Butter into Flour to Make Scones | Foodal.com

Use a pastry cutter if you have one, or two knives like I did, to cut the butter into the flour mixture until you get a crumbly mixture that looks like coarse sand.

Sandy Texture of Caramel Apple Scone Dry Ingredients | Foodal.com

Combine the heavy cream, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl and whisk well. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Combining Wet and Dry Ingredients to Make Caramel Apple Scones | Foodal.com

Mix them together with a spoon until you get a firm but malleable dough that’s thoroughly combined.

Firm Dough for Caramel Apple Scones | Foodal.com

Gently fold in the chopped apple pieces with a wooden spoon, large rubber spatula, or your hands, until they are well distributed.

Fold Apples into Caramel Apple Scone Dough | Foodal.com

Step 3 – Cut the Dough into Wedges

Use floured hands to form a ball with the dough, and transfer it to a floured surface.

Flatten the dough slightly into a 2-inch thick disc and cut it into 8 wedges. I like to imagine a pizza, slicing through the dough to form evenly sized triangles.

Cutting Caramel Apple Scone Dough into Wedges | Foodal.com

If you prefer to make round scones, you can also cut out the dough into small circles using a cookie or biscuit cutter, or even a floured glass. Either way, make sure to flour the knife or the cookie cutter before cutting.

Step 4 – Bake

Place the wedges at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet, and place on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until firm.

Ready to Bake Caramel Apple Scone Dough | Foodal.com

Step 5- Drizzle the Caramel

Drizzle the caramel over the scones just before serving.

If your caramel sauce is too firm, heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds and give it a stir before pouring in a thin stream back and forth over the top of your scones. You could also add a bit of hot water and stir until it becomes liquid enough to drizzle with a spoon for this.

Drizzling Caramel on Apple Scones | Foodal.com

I used a spoon to drizzle the caramel sauce, but a spouted glass measuring cup works well too.

Serve and Tuck In!

These sweet treats are incredibly easy to make and serve.

If you have unexpected guests, they make a beautiful treat that is quick to whip up and still looks impressive, particularly with the tasty caramel drizzled over the top. You can even double up on the flavor by serving them with homemade apple butter

A big fan of cinnamon-flavored treats? Give our ooey-gooey brioche cinnamon roll recipe a try. Though if you’re in the mood for something more apple-tasty (and for hotter weather), you’ll love our baked apple smoothie, for breakfast or anytime.

Grab a Caramel Apple Scone | Foodal.com

What other types of scones do you like? We love our spiced pumpkin and fresh blackberry versions. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments below!


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Do you love apples, gooey caramel, and the flavor of warming spices? These delectable caramel apple scones are filled with fresh apple chunks and just a hint of cinnamon. A batch of these sweet treats can be made in just 40 minutes, and they are a great way to indulge at tea time or breakfast with minimal effort. Get the recipe on Foodal today!

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*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

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About Felicia Lim

Felicia Lim is a Singaporean who moved to Argentina for love. Based in Buenos Aires, also known as “the Paris of South America,” she fills her days with freelance writing, recipe development, and food photography – three passions that give her endless joy. When she isn’t typing away at her computer, cooking in the kitchen, or shooting in her balcony-studio, you can probably find her curled up on the couch, lost in the pages of a good book.

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