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Caramel Apple Scones

All the flavors of caramel apples in a scone! These Caramel Apple Scones with a Cream Cheese Glaze are the perfect start to a crisp fall morning.  Caramel Apple Scones

After our trip to the apple orchard a couple of weeks ago, I was then faced the challenge of figuring out what to do with all those apples!  I made a couple of batches of pressure cooker applesauce for Lars and a second batch of my Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars, and still had a huge bowl left of apples.

Looks like some more baking was in order!

Caramel Apple Scones

While muffins are my go-to breakfast baking project, I was in the mood for some scones.  I don’t know why I don’t bake scones more often – they’re really not that difficult.  This recipe for caramel apple scones even all comes together in a food processor!

Caramel Apple Scones

To get the caramel apple flavor I used Celestial Tea Caramel Apple Dream tea. I steeped the tea in whole milk which gave it really great caramel apple flavor!  You could use any sort of cinnamon tea (I also love their Cinnamon Apple tea!) but I really think the Caramel Apple Dream tea is key to that perfect caramel apple taste.

Caramel Apple Scones

To finish them off, I made a cream cheese drizzle because everything is better with a drizzle/glaze, right?  Served with a hot cup of tea, these were the perfect morning snack curled up under a blanket!

 

Looking for more scone recipes?  Check these out:

Cinnamon Eggnog Scones

Coconut and Dark Chocolate Ricotta Scones

Blueberry Scones with Crumble Topping

Banana Scones with Maple Glaze

 

Caramel Apple Scones

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Ingredients

For the scones:

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 Celestial Caramel Apple Dream tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold and cut into small chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple grated or cut into small chunks

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Steep tea bags in milk for 10 minutes, remove the tea bags, then chill milk.
  • Once milk is chilled, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combine flours, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a food processor.
  • Add butter and pulse until the butter is well distributed and it resembles crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together chilled milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined.
  • Combine milk mixture with flour/butter mixture in a large bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined.
  • Fold in apple. The dough will be sticky.
  • Place dough on a well floured surface and with floured hands, shape into a 9" disc.
  • Cut into 8 triangles and place them on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, about 2" apart.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown.

To make the frosting:

  • Beat together all frosting ingredients until well combined.
  • Drizzle over warm scones.
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