With caramel bits and white chocolate chips added to the mix, these Apple Pie a la Mode Scones take your taste buds well beyond the filling and the crust!
Author: Nikki Gladd
1Tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon baking powder
3Tablespoonscold butter, diced
1 1/2cupspeeled and diced green apples(about 1 medium Granny Smith)
1cupwhite chocolate chips
1/2cupcaramel bits(like these)
2cupscold heavy whipping cream
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner. Or, use a baking stone as I prefer.
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. Transfer the triangles to the prepared baking sheet or stone, spacing 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
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.