Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are good served warm in the morning with a cup o'tea. They are also good with chili or soups.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup margarine or 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 cup crushed walnuts
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- Heat oven to 400°.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt.
- Using pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly.
- Stir in cheese and nuts.
- Add apple sauce; stir just until moistened.
- On floured surface, knead dough gently 5 or 6 times.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 8-inch circle, about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into wedges; separate slightly.
- Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Serve warm.
Yum! I added a bit more applesauce for moisture and baked it as an oval loaf on the pan instead of cutting it into triangles. I also added about 1/2 tsp of italian herb blend. It was delicious!
These are super easy to make. I used chunky applesauce and extra sharp Vermont cheddar cheese. They are so delicious. I also added a couple teaspoons of Herbs de Provence and it made them extra savory. Would go great in the winter with tomato soup. I gave them to the staff and teachers at my son's school with crock pot apple butter! Yummy and lots of compliments.
My very first attempt at scone making! I wasn't sure I was going to like the outcome but these are very tasty indeed! Not to mention very easy to make. Made this for PAC Fall '08 and can't wait to make again! Thanks VickyJ for a really nice scone recipe!