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Apple Pie Scones made with buttermilk
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5 from 4 votes

Apple Pie Scones

These Apple Pie Scones are filled with delicious spiced apple pieces. They are wonderful for brunch with tea and coffee, or as a midday snack. These slightly spiced scones are just perfect for Autumn.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time49 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Trang


Apple Pie Filling

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cardamom


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 7 tablespoon unsalted butter - cubed & cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sugar Topping

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cardmom


Make Apple Pie Filling

  • Peel and core the apple and cut into small bite size pieces, this will yield about 2 cups.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter to a small sauce pan and melt over medium heat.
  • Add apple, sugar and spices to the pan and cook until sugar is melted.
  • Continue to cook over medium low heat until the apple is starting to soften and the mixture is bubbly and thickened slightly.
  • Take off the heat and allow to cool.

Make Scones

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar with the spices and set aside to use later.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder to a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  • Toss the cubed butter in the flour mixture and work it into the flour with the tip of your fingers until about large pea size. Toss in the cooked apple pieces without the syrup.
  • In a measuring cup, add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture, reserving about 2 tablespoon to use as egg wash. Add the left over syrup from the cooked apple.
  • Fold with a spatula or wooden spoon until a wet dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, fold it over itself a 2 - 3 times, and shape into a circle about 1 1/2” thick.
  • Cut into 8 scones.
  • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, brush the top and sides with the reserved egg wash, and sprinkle generously with spiced sugar.
  • Bake for 23 - 24 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack.


This dough will be very wet so use as much flour as you need up to 1/4 cup to keep it from sticking, but don’t add anymore than you must to keep the scones soft and moist.


Serving: 106g | Calories: 292kcal