Apple Cheddar Scones with Honey Glaze


  • 1 pound (2 cups, about 2 medium) Stemilt apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • Warm water

Apple Cheddar Scones with Honey Glaze

  • Yield
    6 servings
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These scones are a little sweet and a little savory with lots of Honeycrisp apple chunks and some cheddar cheese. Drizzled in a sweet honey glaze, it’s perfect for a Sunday brunch or sweet start to any day.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add oil and heat. Add apples and 1 tablespoon sugar and sauté while stirring until apples start to soften, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and put in the refrigerator to cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Grate chilled butter into the flour using a grater (or cut with knives) and use your fingers to combine into a coarse dough. In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, egg, cheddar cheese and apples. Add to dry mixture and combine with a spoon just until mixed (do not overmix). Pat the dough into a 1-inch circle on a floured surface. Cut into 6 wedges and transfer onto baking sheet at least 1-inch apart and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

While scones are cooling, make glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and honey. Add water just until you get a glaze thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Drizzle scones and eat!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 449, Fat Content: 24 g, Protein Content: 7 g, Carbohydrate Content: 55 g, Sodium Content: 155 mg, Sugar Content: 33 g.