Caramel bits and white chocolate chips take these caramel apple scones well beyond the apple on a stick. Perfect with a cup of coffee!
These are my new favorite scones. Ben, too. If I decided to go on and on about how much I love these, then you will probably get super annoyed and quickly click to read someone else's blog. So, I'll restrain myself.
But, really, these are honestly -- beyond-a-doubt, you-must-make-them-now, breakfast-has-never-been-better -- amazing.
These scones are just in time to welcome the upcoming fall season. Imagine hosting breakfast dates with your girlfriends, including a good cup of coffee and caramel apple scones.
How about bringing a batch of these scones to work to share with your co-workers?
I'm attending a women's Bible study every Wednesday morning and our small groups take turns bringing breakfast. These scones just might make an appearance!
Caramel Apple Scones
- 3 ¼ cups flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons cold butter , diced
- 1 ½ cups peeled, cored and diced green apples (about 1 medium Granny Smith)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup caramel bits (like these)
- 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup granulated sugar (for topping) , more or less as needed
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cut the cold butter into the flour mix using a pastry cutter or two knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in the diced apples, white chocolate chips and caramel bits. Pour the whipping cream into the bowl all at once, then gently stir with a wooden spoon just until ingredients are moistened. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, or pastry mat, and knead very gently until dough forms. Do not over knead. The dough should be somewhat cracked still. Again, it is very important not to over mix.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal balls. Working with one dough ball at a time, slightly flatten into a thick 6-inch round, then cut into 8 equal triangles. Dip the top of each triangle into a bowl of granulated sugar then place on prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or, freeze for up to 3 months.