Caramel Apple Cinnamon Scones with Brown Butter Glaze
Soft, tender, and full of fall flavors, these Caramel Apple Cinnamon Scones with Brown Butter Glaze are sure to put you in the fall spirit.
Scones are one of those breakfast treats that I’ve only had a few times. I guess they’re more of a European thing, enjoyed with a spot o’ tea. The very first time I had them, they weren’t the best things I’ve eaten. My experience was a dry one, both literally and figuratively. But scones have been on my to-do list for a while now. I wanted to make a version that was tender and soft, as opposed to the harder, drier type. And I accomplished that with these scones. They’re almost a cross between a cookie and a biscuit, if that makes sense. I studded these with caramel chips, which just adds to the seasonal flavors. If you can’t find caramel chips at your grocery store, you can substitute them for cinnamon, butterscotch or even white chocolate chips.
The dough comes together fairly easily and quickly. One tip: I used a pizza cutter to evenly slice through the dough into equal wedges. After it’s sliced, you separate the wedges slightly. Using a small metal spatula dipped in flour helps. Don’t worry if this process isn’t perfect. This is a type of food that’s supposed to be rustic-looking, so perfectly shaped scones aren’t mandatory and/or encouraged. 😉 After they’re separated, stick both pans in the freezer for about 30 minutes. By freezing the batter, this allows for the gluten to relax, which in turn makes the scones tender and also allows them to rise more.
There’s both chopped apples as well as applesauce in the batter. And paired with cinnamon, it’s a winning combination. I sprinkled some Golden Barrel organic cane sugar and cinnamon on top before baking as well.
Then I finished them off with this brown butter glaze that’s a perfect accompaniment to the caramel apple cinnamon flavor. Yum.
Behold, the perfect breakfast or snack, enjoyed with a cup of tea, coffee, or a glass of milk. People of all ages will love these classic breakfast treats. So do yourself (and your friends/loved ones) a favor and make these today! They’re sure to get you into that fall feeling. 🙂