Scones are always a delight to have whenever we have them in the house and these scones are no exception. We are partnering with Crunch Pak today to bring you these Caramel Apple Scones.
This post is sponsored by Crunch Pak but our opinions and text are 100% our own.
These scones are flaky, light, and buttery loaded with chunks of apple, and all topped off with a nice smooth caramel drizzle.
Did you know that October is National Apple Month? Apples are one of the best things we love to bake with there are so many ways to use them such as our Salted Caramel Apple Loaf Cake. Our favorite way has to be in pies, but we will save pie making for another day.
Crunch Pak Sliced Apples makes baking with apples so easy because their apples already come pre-sliced which saves a lot of time.
Before we get started we want to start by say baking scones from scratched had always seemed intimidating but we promise you it is really easy.
The butter is the most important ingredient. Having the right amount of butter in your scone recipe is really important because that is what is going to prevent dry scones. The butter has to be well incorporated into the mix and there are two ways of doing this.
- Cutting up the butter into cubes and use a pastry cutter/blender and mix it into the flour until it resembles small crumbs.
- Shredding the butter. We wish we could take credit for this tip but all the credit goes to Chef Billy Parisi. His tip is to freeze the amount of butter you need (preferably stick butter) and shred it using a cheese grater. This will help incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients.
Type of Flour:
We’ve found the best flour at least for us to use when making scones is pastry flour. It makes the scones flaky and tender which is just how we like them.
Ingredients for these Caramel Apple Scones:
- Pastry Flour
- Baking Powder
- Apple Pie Spice
- Crunch Pak’s Sliced Apples
- Vanilla Extract
- Walnuts (Optional)
- Caramel Sauce (We used our homemade caramel sauce)
- Pastry Cutter
- Baking Sheet
- Rubber Spatula
When it comes to making sure the scones are the right size we do have a tip. Grab a springform cake pan and shape the dough in the pan. This will give the dough a nice circular shape. Take it out of the pan and slice into eight triangles.
Once the dough is formed and cute we are going to stick them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. After they have been frozen separate each triangle but keep the circular shape.
We all want the nice brown golden color when we make scones right? Well, this is where the buttermilk comes into play. We are going to mix in a little buttermilk and vanilla extract together and brush each individual scones. Normally we add sugar but not in this case because the caramel sauce on these scones is going to give it the sweetness we want.
Bake the scones at 425 degrees for 18- 22 minutes until they are nice a golden.
And now for the caramel. Heat up some caramel and drizzle it all over the scones. We used our caramel sauce from our Salted Caramel Apple Loaf Cake recipe but you are more than welcome to use already made caramel sauce. The caramel is what makes these scones from good to amazing.
There is nothing like a nice cup of coffee and a warm delicious scone on a crisp fall morning.
We want to thank Crunch Pak for sponsoring this recipe.
Caramel Apple Scones
- 2 ¾ Cup Pastry Flour
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Apple Pie Spice
- 1/2 Cup Cold Butter, Cubed
- 2/3 Cup Apples, Chopped We used Crunch Pak Sliced Apples
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce Unsweetened
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts, Chopped Optional
- 1 Tbsp Buttermilk
- Caramel Sauce We used our homemade Caramel Sauce from our Salted Caramel Apple Loaf recipe
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and apple pie spice.
- Add cubed butter and work together using a pastry cutter.
- Be sure not to overmix. It should be crumbly.
- With a rubber spatula stir in the apples and walnuts. Set aside
- In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and applesauce.
- Add the mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Place the dough into a large circle about 1" thick.
- Cut the dough into wedges and place them onto a baking sheet.
- Place the scones in the freezer for 30 minutes uncovered.
- Preheat the oven to 425° (F)
- In a small bowl add buttermilk and a splash of vanilla extract. Mix together
- Remove the dough from the freezer and with a small pastry brush brush the tops of the scones with the buttermilk mixture.
- Bake for 18- 22 minutes until golden.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the scones with a generous amount of caramel sauce
- Serve warm and enjoy!
We hope you all enjoy it! If you made this Caramel Apple Scones recipe be sure to tag us on Instagram @wonderandcharm or use the hashtag #wonderandcharm. We would love to see your photos.
Looking for more Fall recipes? You can find them here.