Apple Scones
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These apple cream scones, with chunks of juicy apple and a kick of tart cider, are a perfect fall treat. Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated.
Serves: 8 scones
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
  • ¾ cup finely chopped apple
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and linea cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Scatter the butter pieces over the top and pulse about a dozen more times, until some of the butter looks like oat flakes and the rest looks like coarse cornmeal.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in the apples, followed by the apple cider and heavy cream. Stir only until the dough comes together. Turn the dough out and knead it together into a sticky ball, about 10 seconds.
  4. To create even triangles, press the dough into a 9” pie pan, then cut it into 8 triangles. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and place the scones on a cooling rack for at least five minutes, then drizzle with the caramel cider sauce.
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