Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Scones

Salted Caramel Apple Scones

  • Author: Nik
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x


Cinnamon-spiced scones filled with diced apple, topped with a salted caramel sauce.



  • 240 g all-purpose flour (approx. 2 cups)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 115 g unsalted butter, frozen (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 113 g milk (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 g brown sugar (approx. 1/2 cup, packed )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 g apples (approx. 1 cup, peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup store-bought or homemade caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Grate the frozen butter and toss into the flour mixture. Using a fork or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Toss in apple and set aside. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and toss the mixture together with a rubber spatula until moistened. Try not overwork the dough; it will be a little wet.  

  4. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface using a bit of flour on the hands so they don’t stick. 
  5. Press the dough into an 8 inch disc. Using a sharp knife cut into 8 equal triangles. Place scones at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Brush the top of each scone with milk being careful not to drip any excess down the sides.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown and the scones are cooked all the way through. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before drizzling with caramel sauce. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.