Yesterday I told you that I had gotten a bunch of apples from my friend Carla. I told you about processing them but I didn’t tell you what I’ve been making with some of the apples that I held back.
I dug through cookbooks looking for a few new recipes to try and hopefully over the next couple of weeks, I’ll share some with you. Today’s recipe is Caramel Apple Scones. YUM!!
I didn’t grow up eating scones and frankly didn’t know what they were until I was an adult. This made me think that they were somehow hard to make. NOT TRUE. They are very easy to make.
Here’s the recipe…
I did make some changes to the recipe I would note here.
This was a small recipe only making 4 scones. I doubled the recipe as I knew there would be people here to eat them.
I didn’t have wheat flour on hand so used only white flour. I didn’t have half and half but did have cream so used cream.
Here is the picture from the magazine that was shown…
I’ll share a couple of tips and tricks I learned from making scones…I keep frozen butter in the freezer and use only it when making scones. I use a grater to get the butter into small pieces.
I don’t knead the dough very much. I don’t use a mixer. It’s super easy to mix the dough by hand and I believe preferable.
I don’t use a rolling pin to get the dough into a circle. I just pat it out.
For easy clean-up, I use the blue baking mat you see under the dough. You can find them HERE. The mat is super easy to clean and makes cleaning a breeze. It’s easy to store too.
Here the scones are just before they went into the oven. Don’t make the mistake of using the 350-degree setting. Scones need 400 degrees. If you bake them at 350, they won’t keep their shape as well.
Here they are out of the oven.
After they cooled I drizzled them with caramel sauce. YUM!! It’s not just any caramel sauce. It’s Caramel Sauce from Grazing Goats Dairy.
The Dairy is just a few miles north of my home and I know the owners. It’s family-run but it’s mostly a father/son team with the help of the rest of the family. Our kids went to school together so it’s been extra fun to see their business grow.
They have a couple of different flavors of Caramel Sauce. The Vanilla is my favorite but I didn’t have any of that on hand. I’ve yet to try the bourbon-flavored sauce. Soon I hope!
Carver loves it when I cut up apples and give him a little bit of caramel sauce in a bowl for dipping. You can find the website along with order forms HERE.
The scones were so good. I will be making this recipe again for sure!!
If you are looking for more ways to use up apples, check out my Sour Cream Apple Pie recipe HERE. There is a bigger listing of Apple Recipes from my blog HERE. There are lots of really good ones. You can bet I’ll be making these and discovering a few new recipes over the next upcoming month. I’ll make sure to share my new recipes with you as well.