Apple Cinnamon Scones
adapted from Good Things Catered
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 large egg
1/4 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups apples, cored, peeled and diced (about 2 medium to large apples)
4 1/2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons water
Preheat oven to 350º F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine egg, applesauce, milk, and vanilla; whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt; whisk to combine.
Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until all pieces are smaller than pea-sized.
Add apples and toss to coat.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix in lightly with fork until dough just comes together.
Turn dough out onto well floured work surface and pat into a large ball.
Cut dough in half.
Shape half of dough into a flat disk shape and cut into 8 slices.
Place on baking sheet and repeat with other half of dough.
Bake until they turn slightly brown, about 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon and water; whisk until completely smooth.
When scones have cooled completely, drizzle the glaze across the top of each with a spoon or fork.
Let dry completely before storing.
Yields 16 Scones
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