Apple-Ginger Scones

Relish these scones packed with the flavors of apple and ginger – served warm drizzled with a citrusy-sweet glaze.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Scones

2
cups all-purpose flour
1/3
cup sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
6
tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2
cup finely chopped, peeled apple
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1
egg
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Glaze

3/4
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in apple and ginger.
  • 2 Beat egg in small bowl. Stir in cream and lemon peel. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • 3 On floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times. Place dough on sprayed cookie sheet; press to form 8-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges; separate wedges slightly.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and center is set.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice; blend well. Drizzle warm scones with glaze. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in apple and ginger.
  • 2 Beat egg in small bowl. Stir in cream and lemon peel. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • 3 On floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times. Place dough on sprayed cookie sheet; press to form 8-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges; separate wedges slightly.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and center is set.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice; blend well. Drizzle warm scones with glaze. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Scones are a traditional Scottish quick bread. Originally scones were made with oats, cut into wedges and baked on a hot griddle. Contemporary scone recipes, both savory and sweet, are mixed with flour and baked in the oven Whether cut into classic wedges or with a shaped cutter, scones are welcome at breakfast, tea or snack-time.

Use a firm eating or baking apple for these scones. Braeburn, Gala, Granny Smith and Haralson are all good choices. Soft or excessively juicy apples will add too much moisture to the recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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