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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Scones

Salted Caramel Apple Scones

Cinnamon-spiced scones filled with diced apple, topped with a salted caramel sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.