I admit I have been fighting it. If you’re wondering what I’ve been fighting, well, here it is…FALL. Please don’t judge me. It seemed like all of my fellow bloggers I enjoy following had moved on to fall. With all their pumpkin, apple, and fall decorating posts, fall was all around me and I just wasn’t ready for it. Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE fall and just about everything that goes with it — the cooler weather, the leaves turning, football, the tummy-warming foods.
Just this week I’m finally getting into the fall spirit. Our weather has still been pretty warm here in Kansas, but the Kansas State Fair is over and now I’m starting to feel “fallish.” Don’t worry, I know that’s not a real word. The other day I dragged all of my fall decorating items out of storage, and now my dining room looks like fall has exploded in there. I’m having a great time placing everything. I don’t like to put things in the same place year after year. I think it’s fun to dream up new ideas.
Like I said, I wasn’t really in the fall mood when I took everything out of storage. So I thought maybe a batch of these scones would help my situation. Somehow anything with apples and the flavors of cinnamon and maple says fall. We’ve been enjoying these this week, and now all that is missing is some cooler fall temperatures.
- 2¾ cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup peeled and diced apple
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
- ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoon real Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon whipping cream
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until well mixed. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the cold butter pieces until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Don't worry if there are some larger chunks of butter. Stir in the diced apple.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until just combined. The dough will be quite sticky and thick.
- Take a baking stone and lightly sprinkle with flour. Lightly flour your hands and place the dough on the baking stone and pat into about a 9" circle. Using a very sharp knife, cut into 8 triangles. Don't worry about separating. Brush with the egg wash.
- Place the scones in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake the scones for about 20-25 minutes until golden.
- Let cool slightly and separate scones. Drizzle with Maple Glaze.
- While your scones are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan with the maple syrup. Remove from the heat and whisk in the whipping cream and powdered sugar. Let cool 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened.
- If you want smaller scones, divide the dough into 2 and pat into 5" circles.
- If you don't have a baking stone, just use a baking sheet brushed with butter or covered with parchment paper.
- These are best served warm. If you let them cool, wrap them individually and they will stay fresh for several days.
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Simply Suzannes at Home says
Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home
I loved reading your post, and totally understand what you’re saying. It’s hard to feel like it’s Fall outside when the temperatures are the opposite of cool.
I also love celebrating apples through September and part of October. They’re at their peak then.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
I can’t wait to try it!
Have a great weekend,
Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) says
Thanks so much for stopping by Suzanne! We eat a lot of apples this time of year. You have a great weekend as well.
Bismah Abdelgawad says
This looks so yummy!!! I love how they have maple glaze on them. Tasty for sure.
Stopping by from the “Let’s Get Social” blog hop. Now following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
Have a great week 🙂
Amy Lee Scott says
Oh yum, these scones look like they would make the perfect breakfast (or snack). I am a new fan of maple syrup (I used to hate it because I only had the plastic squirt bottle kind) ever since I tried real maple syrup for the first time. So good!
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