Apple-Cheddar Scones

Apple-Cheddar Scones
Servings: 12 Prep 10 mins Bake 400°F 20 mins to 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut up
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Combine flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add butter; cut in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in buttermilk, apple and cheddar pieces just until mixture forms a dough.

3. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead 6 or 7 times. Divide dough in half and gather each into a ball. Pat each portion into a 6- to 7-inch circle; place on coated baking sheet. Using sharp knife coated with nonstick cooking spray, cut each round into 6 equal wedges. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar.

4. Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and no longer soft in the center. With a serrated knife, cut through earlier wedge marks. Remove to rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 257, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 44, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 36, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 472, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.