Glazed Apple Cinnamon and Buttermilk Scones

  • Author: Aberdeen's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 16 small to medium scones 1x



  • 5 cups all-purpose flour + extra for dusting and kneading
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and sea salt.
  3. Add the cubed butter, and using either a pastry blender, two forks or a food processor, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, mix together the diced apples and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon until fully coated. Chill in fridge.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, and buttermilk. Add apple mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Stir egg and mixture into dry ingredients until just moistened.
  7. Dust your kneading surface (cutting board, etc.) with extra flour.
  8. Turn the dough onto the floured surface and knead until it comes together. If it is still too wet, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour on it at a time and knead in.
  9. Divide the dough in half. Pat each half into a round. Cut about 8 to 10 wedges, and place them on the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. If the dough is warm, chill in fridge before baking for around 10 minutes.
  10. Bake  for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Scone should bounce back when touched.
  11. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  12. While cooling, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth.
  13. Drizzle glaze over fresh scones and serve.