Moist Spiced Apple Scones

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

From Pillsbury, Healthy Baking. These sound good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick.
  2. cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; mix well.
  4. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in the apples.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, buttermilk and egg; mix well.
  7. Add to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  8. The dough will be sticky.
  9. Place the dough on the cookie sheet.
  10. With wet fingers, shape it into an 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick.
  11. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top of the dough.
  12. With a sharp knife, score the top surface into 8 wedges, cutting about 1/4-inch deep.
  13. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Cut into wedges.
  15. Serve warm.
  16. Nutrition Analysis: 240 calories, 4g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 4g fat,.
  17. 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 2 g fiber.


Most Helpful

Because I used ingredients on hand, I opted to use a chopped fresh Granny Smith in place of dried. The result was a dense, moist, sweeter scone that did NOT require any additions (butter, curd, jam, etc). Spices upped the 'oomph' in this flavorful scone. Great with coffee. 5 Stars from toddlers to adults. No leftovers to save for later....

LetUsEatCake June 26, 2011

Yum! These were quick to throw together and were very delicious! I used a diced firm pear instead of apples because that's what I had and I would say it worked very well. I also subbed plain yogurt for the buttermilk and 1/2 c oatmeal for some of the flour to give these more tooth. Next time I will go ahead and cut the scones before baking because the only complaint from my crew was that they wanted more crispiness on the outside. Thanks for posting, this one is definitely a keeper :).

smellyvegetarian November 11, 2012

Well you have posted a TERRIFIC recipe again! I could not find dried apples (go figure) so I used Annacia's hint and chopped up an apple and then dried it with towels to make sure they did not cause the scones to get soggy. It worked! Perfect blend of spices (I did up the nutmeg just a bit as I love nutmeg). Using the applesauce I think is the gem in all of this recipe. The flavor of the scones is heavenly! So glad I tagged this in 1.2.3 Hit Wonders!

HokiesMom October 27, 2008

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