Monday, September 30, 2019

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Even though it doesn't feel like Fall here in Texas, I'm pretending that it does!  These Apple Cinnamon Scones will help me to get in the mood.  I bought a huge bunch of mums on clearance at a grocery store for 99 cents and was able to get four vases filled. 

Yield: 12-14 scones

Apple Cinnamon Scones

These scones are perfect for Fall, and I made them into drop scones. They are a perfect treat with a cup of coffee or tea.


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ( cold butter
  • 3/4 cup apple, chopped into 1/2" pieces ( I peeled the apple, but you  don't need to)
  • 3/4 cup  cinnamon chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup  applesauce, unsweetened preferred
  • Topping:
  • 3 tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


How to cook Apple Cinnamon Scones

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and spice.
  2. Work in the butter just until the mixture is unevenly crumbly; it's OK for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.
  3. Stir in the chopped apple and cinnamon chips.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and applesauce.
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holds together.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  7. Drop the dough onto the parchment paper, using an ice cream scoop.
  8. To make the topping: Stir together the coarse sugar and cinnamon. Brush each scone with milk, and sprinkle with the topping.
  9. For best texture and highest rise, place the pan of scones in the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered. While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 425°F.  See NOTE
  10. Bake the scones for 18 to 22 minutes, or until they're golden brown. When you pull one away from the others, it should look baked all the way through; the edge shouldn't look wet or unbaked.
  11. Remove the scones from the oven, and cool briefly on the pan. Serve warm. When they're completely cool, wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to several days.


I like to freeze the scones completely and put in a freezer proof container or bag, and take out a scone when needed and bake.
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 My grandson, Caiden (#19) finally had a home game and I was able to see him play!

 Cissy and her cheerleading team was asked to perform with some other middle school teams at the TCU game.  My two youngest sons went to TCU on art scholarships.

 Here we are after the game...left to right, Molly, my daughter, me. Riley in back, Cissy, and Caiden.

 I also was asked recently by my youngest son to go to the Kite Festival in Dallas.  We were so hot, and my son bought the little ones a rainbow snow cone.  

Sitting under the tent helped us to cool off!

I am sharing this with:


  1. Hoping with you, perhaps praying is the better word, for cooling temps in Texas. You deserve a break. These scones sound yummy and I have apples fresh from the orchard.

  2. Your scones sound great Kitty! I'm in the mood for some apples too. Happy Early fall, I hope it cools down for you soon:@)

  3. Your scones look delicious Kitty! I'm pretending it feels like fall too! I can't imagine how hot it must be in Texas as I know how hot it's been in NC. Love seeing the photos of all your grands. ♥

  4. Your table is adorable!Love the colorful tablecloth and that pretty teapot with flowers.Your silver and the teacup are perfect to brighten up the table!Your scones look delicious.Great time with your sweet and beautiful family!Have a lovely week!

  5. Those scones look and sounds so good with a cup of coffee or tea. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I think Texas sent us some unseasonably warm temps today :) Sadly, we are going to get quite chilly by the weekend. Hopefully, you will cool down too. Love the scones! Perfect fall treat!

  7. YUMMY! Scones sound good Kitty! Love all of the pictures. Makes me smile from ear to ear. Love watching our grands be a part of sports. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Your scones look and sound perfect for this time of year.
    I have a friend coming this week for a visit and I think these scones would be a big hit.

    That sno cone looks like it would certainly cool you off in that heat.

    Your photos are darling, love the group one. :-)

  9. Those scones! Magnificent! My mouth is watering looking at the picture. I have a lot of apples and am always looking for new ideas. Trying these, thanks!

  10. Your scones look great, Kitty! I've seen those silver trays at thrift stores, but this is the first time I've seen them in use. So pretty!

    I've always been partial to #19 because it's my birthdate.

  11. Great pictures! =)
    And, your recipe sounds so good!

  12. As our temperatures continue to cool (in spite of the bright sunshine), it's hard to imagine the heat you're enduring! Those scones do look good - and there are still plenty of apples around here!

  13. WOW I would love these scones! It's suppose to be 90 here tomorrow...then temps start dropping a little bit every day. Strange huh? I prefer it over snow. =) Your flowers are lovely and all your family pictures are exciting and sweet. Another great post! <3

  14. Your scones look wonderful Kitty, I have only made scones once, I need to try your recipe! How exciting for Cissy! So glad you got to attend so many fun events! I am waiting for the temps to drop before I go to baseball and soccer games this fall, I just can't do 95 degrees! I love your mum house vase! So cute! Stay cool...

  15. Yum! The snowcones looked so good! I know what you mean about the weather not feeling like fall. It seems like it is coming late to a lot of areas, then I heard from my dear friend in ID who just had a snow storm! Crazy weather patterns. Happy fall to you, anyway, sweet friend!

  16. Kitty, I've had apples on the brain lately, and your apple scones look like something I need on my plate today! Love the family photos, too! Hope Cissy doesn't get to busy to bake.

  17. Sorry I'm late Kitty! Love your pretty vignette, the teapot is precious and the scone recipe sounds so delicious. Dealing with 98/99 degrees here so pretending it''s fall like you are. Hopefully a little relief in sight next week.
    Enjoyed all your sweet family photos. Happy weekend.

  18. Such a pretty vignette Kitty. Apple Cinnamon scones sound perfect. So fun you get to watch the grands. Happy Sunday Kitty. I am featuring your Bavarian Apple Torte today.

  19. Your Scones look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Your scones look great, don't apple and cinnamon go well together!
    I did enjoy seeing your family photographs.

    All the best Jan

  21. I loved seeing all the photos of happy you sharing beautiful moments with your family. You are a blessed lady, lovely Kitty. My, those apple cinnamon scones look delicious....but then....everything you baked looks scrumptious!

  22. Kitty, your sweet family is lucky to have you close by. The scones look delicious. Wish I had one for afternoon tea.


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