This apple scone recipe is one of the most popular on my website! Read on to see why, the scones are very easy to make and scrumptious!

Apple Scone Recipe
Apple Scone Recipe

There’s nothing like a hot apple scone fresh from the oven.

You will find many scone recipes on my site, they are a breakfast favorite. My husband eats them with peanut butter, my son with butter and my daughter with jam. They are a nice substitution for toast when you have a moment to whip something homemade up for breakfast or lunch. This apple scone recipe is an excellent way to use up a scrungy apple that’s been hanging around for a while. Don’t just toss it out, make apples scones with it!

What are the Best Apples to Use for Apple Scones?

You don’t need perfect fruit for baking, it’s a good way to reduce kitchen waste by baking them into delicious treats! You can read about the Best Apples For Baking and learn some more about what apples you can use in various recipes. I would suggest that you first use any apple that you need to use up to reduce food waste because let’s face it, any apple will ultimately be ok in this apple scone recipe. Then I would do a tart apple if you are using the glaze, and a sweet apple like a MacIntosh if you are having them plain.

Apple Scone Recipe with icing glaze from @kitchenmagpie

Apple Scone Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Try to use tart apples if you are using the glaze on these apples. Granny Smith apples are a great choice! If you aren’t using the glaze then try to use a sweeter apple.
  • Try to keep the dough cooler, it will help your scones bake up crisper.
  • Make sure that the butter is cool! For the best results you can shred frozen butter into the scone mixture, it’s a handy trick!
  • If you are looking for more scones recipes, try my Christmas Ginger Scones or my Best Scones Ever. They really are the best!

The glaze on this is optional, but I wouldn’t skip it if I were you. It makes them completely decadent and a lovely way to start your morning!

Happy baking babes!


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Apple Scone Recipe with icing glaze from @kitchenmagpie


4.8 from 15 votes
Apple Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Apples scones are quick, easy and a delicious treat for breakfast and more!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of cold butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of shredded apple
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling if desired
  • 1 tbsp Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. Combine all of your dry ingredients, and mix them together well. If you like spicier scones, add another 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or better yet, some nutmeg or cloves.
  2. Cut in the 1/4 cup or margarine or butter.
  3. Shred your apple. Add the shredded apple, then the milk and mix until they form a soft dough. Add a bit of flour if the dough is too sticky, it really depends on how moist your shredded apple is.
  4. Knead a few times, working some extra flour into it until it is barely sticky. Divide into two balls of dough.
  5. Flatten until they are two circles that are about 6 inches in diameter. If you like, scour lines on the top to divide them into 6 pieces.
  6. Place them on a well greased baking sheet and sprinkle them with brown sugar and/or cinnamon.
  7. Pop into the over and bake for 15- 20 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove and cool.
  8. When the scones are cooled,, whisk together the glaze ingredients until they are smooth. Drizzle over the scones then let harden completely.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 135mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Just made two batches of these delicious scones!!!! I will be making them again!! Thanks for sharing! Oh….I wish I would have read comments first, I would have added raisins too!! Yummy in my tummy!!

  2. I tried making this with turbinado sugar. Pro tip: don’t. LOL

    That being said, I also think the recipe needs just a bit of salt – skip if you use margarine.

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  6. I made them as directed except I added a big handful of raisins. I will make again. Great tip about grating the butter!

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  8. made these tonite. they were ok – just tasted like a baking soda biscuit with apples.

  9. Made these and forgot to put in the sugar into the recipe and they still turned out awesome! They didn’t last long with my family! I will definitely make these again!

  10. Just took these out of the oven, don’t know if i can wait til they cool to try one. House smells amazing !!!!!!!!!

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  12. OMG!!! Soooo..yummy!!! My new favorite!! Ty ty ty for recipe!! 😛

  13. Loved this recipe. Will definitely be my go-to during apple season. Wondering if you think could substitue cup mashed banana? I saw your banana scone recipe so different and lot more sugar and butter and this one is more simple so if I could just substitute banana, would be ideal! Thoughts?

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  15. This is a great recipe! I’m devouring one right now and they have such a nice balanced flavour. I subbed water for milk, added a bit more butter and they turned out just perfect. Thank you!!

  16. WINNER! Made these yesterday – is absolutely going to be my go to- thank you for a great recipe

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