Mar 31

Dried Apple and Cream Cheese Scones

Impress your family or friends with these delicious Dried Apple and Cream Cheese Scones from Seasons and Suppers!

The cream cheese in these scones ensures they are always moist, while the sweet, dried apples add great flavour. If you find the dried apples difficult to dice, simply tear them into small pieces.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese cold
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 3/4 cup diced dried apples not apple chips though (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk plus 1 to 2 tablespoons more, if needed
  • Sparkling or demerara sugar for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200° C. and prepare an ungreased baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a fork, cut in the cream cheese and butter, until the chunks of butter are the size of peas. Stir in the dried apples.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and milk. Add these wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir with a fork until the dough is evenly moistened.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured piece of parchment paper and fold the dough over onto itself several times, until it holds together. Pat the dough into a 3/4″ thick square or circle.
  • Cut the dough into the desired size of squares, wedges, or diamonds.
  • Brush the tops lightly with milk and sprinkle with sparkling white or demerara sugar. Place the scones about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are light golden brown.
  • Serve hot, with butter or jam.

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